"Make Milwaukee": Week 4 | True Skool's Chavez Drive Mural
Security Guard Larry! (Photo by Sarah Patterson's iPhone)
Listen: In the Milwaukee area, graffiti has been the topic of some high profile conversations in recent memory. Wherever you stand on that conversation, there is no doubt that artists like Elliot Patterson, co-founder and lead artist of True Skool, use cans of spray paint to create works of art that galvanize communities and enrich the culture of our entire city.
Listen as Sarah and Elliot Patterson share how one of True Skool's most recent murals came together through the input of the surrounding community and the output of skilled graffiti artists:
-More! We stood in front of the mural and Elliot goes from left to right, giving a detailed description of the symbolism and inspirations of the mural:
(Photo from True Skool)
-A community mural ought to come from what the community wants to see. Listen, as Elliot talks about how the ideas for the mural came together:
Learn more about True Skool here ! See more of their community murals here! If the images or descriptions of these murals interest you, they are much more affecting in person, so get out and see them! Also, I'm hoping to post a True-Skool-curated list of local community/graffiti murals soon.
(Photo by Sarah Patterson's iPhone)