Groundswell Community Mural Project: Voices Her’d

Yamasaki was lead artist for this series for about 8 years. Voices Her’d creates a space for young women, in particular young women of color, to be the creators of the visual media about them. The girls in the group, ages 14-20 selected the topic they wanted to address and in many years, spent the year researching the topic and meeting with experts in the field. Then, for 7 weeks in the summer, the created a large public mural that communicates their message about that topic.

2004I Deal, I Dream, I Do. Park Slope, Brooklyn

2005A New Day. Prospect Heights, Brooklyn

2006Feels Like Home: An Immigrant Journey. Sunset Park, Brooklyn

2007Art Builds Community, Community Creates Social Change. Park Slope, Brooklyn

2008Informed, Empowered. Sunset Park, Brooklyn

2009Woman Rise. Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn

2010 Truth be Sold. 2836 Fulton Street. Cypress Hills, Brooklyn

Learn more at groundswellmural.org