Dreams

Commissioned by the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, 2007

Dreams was created at MLK High School in north Philadelphia, with the help of 13 students. The students were integral throughout the process, researching themes and quotes, prepping, and painting. The flock of birds were developed as a symbol for the graduating class, as the ebb and flow of the flock gradually separates as they wrap around the school’s walls. Langston Hughes’ poem “Dreams”, served as inspiration for the imagery, as well as the namesake of the high school, Martin Luther King Jr.