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The Wall began as an act of spontaneity in Katie’s Washington Heights bedroom in 2013. After the urge to paint directly on The Wall grew stronger, a mural evolved becoming a place for all individuals to explore their inner creativity through art, fashion, movement, and music.

 

Among the participants were various performance artists such as singer/songwriters, dancers, actors, and spoken word poets. The process of documenting and recording the daily interactions with the mural was also a way to explore self image and human identity. 

 

By law The Wall eventually needed to return to it's original state. The process became another form of creation rather than destruction. The application of only using white paint paralleled the strife of loss in the physical realm. Through adversity we found beauty and opportunity. This final stage of The Wall gave us a sense of rebirth. Ultimately opening up our minds and hearts to The Wall project. Since The Wall in Washington Heights, we’ve had opportunities to recreate a safe and inclusive environments with an interactive wall mural in Bushwick and Flatbush, Brooklyn in 2015 and 2016.

 

The Wall Extended was inspired by a close friend to start a Wall in their own community in Asbury Park, New Jersey in 2016. Two more walls have been created by family members as a need for a safe space in their homes in Levittown, Pennsylvania and Brighton Beach, Brooklyn in 2018.

 

The Wall in Bed-Stuy is our newest edition to The Wall project. It’s located at our home studio in Brooklyn. If you would like to set up a time to visit The Wall, create, and connect more please contact us at degreesof360@gmail.com.