Title: Shiva 2021
Site: 6409 W. Irving Park Road (now view blocked by a new building), Chicago
Artist: Dzine, La Force Alphabetick, and John Pitman Weber
Community Participants: Twenty nine youths from Northwest Youth Outreach
Sponsors: Chicago Public Art Group and Northwest Youth Outreach
Scale: 30 x 90 feet
Materials: Spray enamel and acrylic
Information: The design for the mural incorporates and reinterprets Northwest Youth Outreach’s logo. The logo is expands to create arms that reach out and present important images for the youths of the community. These include the importance of an awareness of time in their lives, ecology and the environment, computers as the cutting edge of the future, musical references, and a graduation cap. Near the bottom, modified street signs carry images created by younger Northwest Youth Outreach youths. La Force Alphabetik is an artist collective based in Paris.