Monday, March 10, 2008

Painting the town

Murals abounded on a late afternoon expedition to mid-south Chicago -- on a Pilsen hot dog stand...

Pilsen hot dog stand

...on the wall of an adjacent building...
Pilsen mural

...and on the building of the Fellowship House, 844 W. 32nd Street in Bridgeport:
Fellowship House mural

The delightfully detailed mural covers the entire building, and is themed around the divisions people build between us and them, fellows and others. Bits of text drift among the surreal images, turning the building into a message against prejudice.

Fellowship House mural

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