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Gaia – 2015 Walls Recap

American artist Gaia has had a busy year! In his own words, here’s a recap of some of his biggest murals from 2015…

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1 – What Are the Aesthetics of Reinvestment, Gainesville
Finished piece for @352walls in#Gainesville Florida. Entitled ‘What Are the Aesthetics of Reinvestment’ the mural seeks to develop a portrait of downtown Gainesville and locate the theoretical framework behind New Urbanism and its influence upon gentrification. The piece begins with a portrait of the one and only Jane Jacobs with an adjacent picture of a tenement typical of New York’s Lower East Side. It continues with an image of the newly constructed @ufcontinuum paired with a church from Porters, a historically black neighborhood on the south side of downtown. Finally the piece is concluded with an old photo of Union Academy, the second accredited all African American high school in Florida, and the school’s founder A Quinn Jones. Lastly there is a person on their laptop drinking coffee in the corner.

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Kuremba, Kureba, Kwiga – Mural Project Invite

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The Kurema, Kureba, Kwiga initiative is about Creating, Seeing, and Learning, with the idea of creating a platform that works with the arts to inspire social change. They are extending the invite to all to join them by creating a mural, or other work of visual art, inspired by a theme of ‘Positive Living’ to help share positive-living messages world-wide.

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