Introducing Emily Quintero, one of the fantastic CoLAB artists working on the International Mural by Mail on our end! Emily is a truly fantastic artist who has worked with us on a number of projects, including the recent international collaboration The View from Here. Emily has been responding to the drawings sent to us by Gegerboyo in Indonesia and by O. Yemi Tubi, a Nigerian-born artist in London. It is so good to watch these collaborations unfold across continents!
CW: Images 5 and 6 include graphic illustrated depictions of George Floyd in his last minutes.
Portland artist Emily Quintero instagram.com/quintero.draws working on some really powerful drawings we were sent by O Yemi Tubi, a Nigerian-born artist in London facebook.com/yemi.arts instagram.com/oyemit/. They're addressing the BLM protests, an expression of outrage that is rocking our city in the wake of George Floyd's killing, with images of violence and of mourning.
Beautiful work in progress images from Arif Bahaduri! https://www.instagram.com/arifbahaduri/ We started working together when Arif was living in Kabul, and continued the exchange as he was forced to relocate to Canada. He's been sending us photos of these beautiful drawings and we can't wait to receive the real thing!
Emily Quintero http://instagram.com/quintero.draws collaborating across the world with http://instagram.com/gegerboyo in Indonesia for the International Mural by Mail! What an amazing exchange of imagery...
We received these work-in-progress photos from O Yemi Tubi (https://www.facebook.com/yemi.arts) in London today: a response to the killing of George Floyd and the current BLM protests, topics that we have been thinking about a lot at the Art Center. The drawings are on their way to us now!
Here's an update on our second collaborative drawing with MaryAnn Loo in Singapore! We sent her a drawing featuring Portland's famous crows--these photos give a sneak preview of her response...
International Mural by Mail updates
This blog documents the exciting work in progress going on around the world for this international project!