“The walls are the publishers of the poor”

A visit to the Welling Court Mural Project

all we are saying…

Today, I took a photo walk around the Welling Court Mural Project in Astoria, Queens, NYC.

“Imagine a city where graffiti wasn’t illegal, a city where everybody could draw whatever they liked. Where every street was awash with a million colors and little phrases. Where standing at a bus stop was never boring. A city that felt like a party where everyone was invited, not just the estate agents and barons of big business. Imagine a city like that and stop leaning against the wall — it’s wet.” (Banksy)

“I believe we cannot escape our destiny to create whatever it is we make — jazz, a wooden spoon, or graffiti on the wall.” (Orson Welles)

“Art is for everybody.” (Keith Haring)

“The walls are the publishers of the poor.” (Eduardo Galeano)

Mickey Z. is the creator of a podcast called Post-Woke. You can subscribe here. He is also the founder of Helping Homeless Women - NYC, offering direct relief to women on New York City streets. Spread the word. Read other articles by Mickey.