The LISA Project has curated and organized 50 murals across the 5 boroughs for NYC Pride's World Pride celebration and the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots. My mural is the third, and the largest of the 50 (measuring 94 feet wide by 31 feet high). It features a diverse group of characters with various expressions unified by a rainbow; capturing various stages of the struggle and triumph of the LGBTQIA+ community.
Five years ago, I had painted this wall with the help of The LISA Project and this time we were going to paint the entire building. I've always loved this building; there is a park across the street, you can see the mural for blocks away and there is a lot of traffic turning at the mural for the Holland tunnel (outside of which another huge mural of mine is located). First, The LISA Project team had to prepare and prime the wall, which was a huge undertaking. Then I sketched the design, and my assistants Amanda and Sam helped me get everything filled in. It took us 7 full days to complete.
I’m very happy to be a part of this historic celebration, especially at a time that we’re divided more than ever. Big thanks to the LISA Project and NYC Pride for all their support, my assistants Amanda and Sam, and of course, Dana Dynamite.