From thousands of submissions, 8 American Portrait stories were brought to life by muralists translating the words of everyday people to communities across America. In New York, we collaborated with artist Ashley Lukashevsky to create a mural inspired by the story of Ebony U.
“This idea highlights the pull of families wanting to be together vs. the systems/chains that prohibit it. In an ideal, abolitionist world — we are finding balance and peace (hence the nod at yin/yang) and metamorphosis/chances at transformation hence the butterflies.”
— Ashley Lukashevsky