Shiva 2021

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

Year:  1994

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.