“If you’re always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you are.” This is an infamous quote written by Dr. Maya Angelou and will soon be covering the left side of the High School entrance of Maya Angelou Schools campus. The Department of Public Works recently awarded the school with the MuralDC grant that afforded the costs of aerosol artist, Eric B. Rick.
The muse behind the mural is a dedication to namesake, Dr. Maya Angelou. WJLA reported, “The main motif is a bird feeding a younger bird because she’s nurturing the young mind and this is where you are feeding the mind,” said by the artist Ricks. “I’m using colors, in a way, to provoke a sense of calm and joy.”
The mural painting began earlier in August and has staff members and community members excited. During the interview with WJLA, L’Tanya Holley , Director of Family Engagement started, “I can’t wait for the kids to see. I can’t for the staff to see. It just makes me happy. In a world where you have a whole lot of negative stuff going on why not have some joy with color.”
Check out the news story, here.
Check out the progression of the mural from staff pictures.