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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? These street murals are eerie.

Street Murals tell the story of everyday life.

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 in the street murals, the emotion on their faces tell a story, are you listening? Can you guess what are they thinking in these street murals? These street murals really speak to you. To clarify, these street murals tell the story of what everyday life is about here in Chicago.

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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 street murals, 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 street mural was created spontaneously on the street: passersby provided instant critique and stopped to pose for the artists. Colors were mixed directly into the street murals 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. 

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Moreover, the street murals contain 133 distinct figures including a self-portrait of the artists and her infant daughter. Believing that “art is for the people,” Caryl Yasko‘s fine work had been badly damaged by time and by the city’s “graffiti blasters”. If you look hard you can see that the street murals once portrayed working people struggling against the negative influences of city life. Similarly, each street mural represents a unique multi-layered story and weaves thoughts. Forms and colors together to produce images that are as complex as they are emotionally and intellectually compelling, making amazing street murals.

More mural art depicting a family walking on the neighborhood streets.

Restoration of the “Under City Stone” wall street mural

In conclusion, Your Everyday Hero, Caryl Yasko – Street Murals art, returned to Hyde Park to restore her street mural “Under City Stone” and preserve a piece of history for all to continue to enjoy. The result of that work was presented to community members at a dedication ceremony on Wednesday, August 19, 2015. In short, it is a great tribute to see this beautiful wall art preserved.

Another example of Mural art painting of two men collaborating.

Video Production: Rocko Productions – Street Murals art
Review of Street Murals Written By: M. Cardinal
Date Written: Mar 24th, 2020
Your Everyday Hero: Caryl Yasko – Street Murals

Street Murals FAQs

What is the difference between a painting and a street mural?

A painting is an illustration or artwork done with the use of paint(s) while the street mural is a large painting, usually drawn on a wall. I’d love to write something about a street mural… I find them fascinating. If you ever read this part of this FAQ, please write on our Facebook page, that you saw this. I’ll see what I can do to have a Street Mural art created in your honor. We know a lot of street mural artists. Make sure to say Street Mural post on Facebook, so I know it’s from the Street Mural article… incase you haven’t guessed, i’m trying to say Street Mural a few more times. One More Street Mural. Yay!

What is the purpose of a street mural

Today, in many places around the world and mostly in South America, mural art is used to speak in the name of and depict communities, nations, and cultures. … Apart from Street Murals art well-defined meanings, street murals are also created with other purposes, such as advertising or simply for the sake of a beautiful image on a wall.

What are the different types of street murals?

There are many different types of street murals. Community murals, commercial murals, mural installations, abatement murals, temporary murals, banners, live-painting, opportunity sites, and the list goes on. With no limits to creativity, the only barriers are the physical dimensions of the surface.

How is a street mural painting done?

A street mural is basically a large work of art placed directly on a wall. Street Murals require a lot of the same basic techniques as smaller paintings, but on a larger scale. With a street mural, you often need to outline your design with a grid and then lay down paint strategically so the colors dry when you’re done with them.

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