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Google Map of Albany, NY


9517 Kings HighwayBrooklyn, NY 11212United States




15 x 8 ft



Through a multi-project mural collaboration, Groundswell and EBCHS transformed the exterior of the school to mirror the positive transformations taking place within. The Key to Success, the third in the series, utilizes many symbols to define both metaphorically and literally the key to success. To make success a literal aspiration, the mural is in the shape of a key. At the base there are two sides: one side features buildings and the other includes trees. A woman pulls a lever between gears on the side with buildings while a man waters the trees on the other side. The key rises into a clenched fist of power symbolizing strength and determination, adorned by wings and a banner which reads: Happiness is the key to success, Success is the key to happiness. The clenched fist holds the golden ring of the key. Inside the golden ring is a night sky full of celestial bodies. In the middle, a ladder leads up to an elevator/rocket ship that is rising above the ring into untapped potential.