Black Lives Matter Mural

Black Lives Matter Mural

Original Posting July 2, 2020

Black lives matter, and we are committed to anti-racist practices and fighting for social justice.

It took an absolutely important cause (Black Lives Matter), an invitation from an esteemed design colleague, Jana Nishi, a relevant artwork I had recently created, and less than 24 hours notice to get me to face a fear and paint my very first ever mural. My partner in life, Ben Graham, and I were honored to be a part of a collaborative effort to paint recently boarded up windows in Seattle’s Chinatown International District. It was a protection and beautification effort led by The Future Ancient.

Misha Zadeh and Ben Graham in front of murals they painted in support of Black Lives Matter in front of the International Community Health Services Vision Clinic in Seattle's Chinatown International District.

We were paired with International Community Health Services, who had requested some panels in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. The concept for the artwork includes dark roses coming up out of the letter forms. They represent resilience and growth, rising up and moving forward. Thank you to ICHS for hosting us so kindly.

It was a beautiful day and we were thrilled to be among dozens of artists painting in the neighborhood. An article about the mural project is here.

A ladybug pops up for good luck as Misha Zadeh paints a mural supporting Black Lives Matter