a series of four murals inspired by the poem
Ciudad sin sueño (Nocturno de Brooklyn Bridge) / Sleepless City (Brooklyn Bridge Nocturne),
a three year project sponsored by Artmakers Inc.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

2012 Welcome + Mural #2

Welcome back to the Artmakers, Inc. Federico Garcia Lorca Mural Project in Bushwick, Brooklyn!  The first mural in the series was completed in the fall of 2011 with great success - be on the lookout for a short video about the making of mural #1 with commentary by project artists and members of the Bushwick community.

2012 is off to a great start for the Lorca mural series and we were donated a wall for the second mural on Himrod St. and Knickerbocker Ave. in the heart of Bushwick.  (Check the sidebar for a map) Below you can read the text for the second mural from Federico Garcia Lorca's poem Ciudad Sin Sueño in both Spanish and English. 

A design element in one of the 2012 murals is a map of the world on which numbered dots indicates places of origin that will be listed on corresponding key. In this way, the Sleepless City murals bring people together. They help reduce the loneliness and alienation that is the human condition and, perhaps, they encourage them to dream. The “sleepless city” with its bright lights is where people search for connection and meaning.

Our plan is to create the second & third murals in the series during June/July 2012, and we are currently seeking both material and financial donations so that we can get started.  In mid-May we will be having a crack-funk party fundraiser for the project and we are in the process of setting up a campaign and donations page through NYC-based ioby.org.  Thank you for your support & check back for updates!

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