Street Murals Art – The Walls Speak of Hope
Someone Said, “Listen to the voices within yourself“
In Hyde Park in Chicago there are street murals and art wall under the train track. The person in this video said, “It just drew him in and wouldn’t let go like it was talking…so he started to listen.” You can hear it too if you walk through and just…shhhh…listen…? It is said that it may not happen the first time though but don’t give up, try again and you’ll start to hear what these street murals are saying…Like…I’ve seen you somewhere before…mmmm, but where? It is eerie.
There is the university professor from a few blocks away from the street murals, and a woman that seems like she is moving…really? In addition, others are from the local neighborhood, ballers reliving the game they just played, kids, and mothers rushing home. It is strange that when you look at some of these characters it’s like you have known them before. Their eyes, the emotion on their faces tell a story, are you listening? Can you guess what are they thinking? These street murals really speak to you. To clarify, it tells the story of what everyday life is about here in Chicago.
Finally refurbishing for the street murals
At the time of the video the South Side wall art was being covered to be discovered by the future. Also, the North Side, called “Under City Stone”, would be getting a long-awaited refurbishing. FINALLY, the painted people said! Bringing back these street murals will let a whole new generation enjoy what it speaks to them.
Each street mural represents a unique multi-layered story
“Under City Stone” influenced street mural painters around the city, the nation, and the world. As a result, the mural was created spontaneously on the street: passersby provided instant critique and stopped to pose for the artists. Colors were mixed directly on the wall. The inclusion of the poem Rapid Transit by James Agee mixed text and image in a way that has become almost commonplace today.