ATLANTA, Ga. (CW69 Information at 10) — Murals of a number of acquainted faces are displayed outdoors a studio on John Wesley Dobbs Avenue. The artist who painted them, Sharanda Wilburn, shared what impressed her to have fun Black girls in management and others who’ve made an affect in Georgia and across the nation.
“I began doing artwork at eight years previous, and it simply went from there,” mentioned Wilson, who formally took up the craft in highschool. At 36 years previous, she’ll let you know her goals are coming true. “Artwork is my profession. I wouldn’t change it for the world,” she mentioned.
The murals have fun the accomplishments of Black girls, together with Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and Stacey Abrams. Wilburn collaborated with one other artist to color a mural of U.S. Consultant Lucy McBath. “I simply bear in mind at one level we couldn’t vote, we couldn’t learn,” mentioned Wilburn, referring to legal guidelines violating the civil rights of girls. Bottoms not too long ago got here to see Wilburn’s mural of her in particular person. “I used to be very joyful, excited. That will be my third time assembly along with her,” Wilburn mentioned.
Her murals of Sandra Bland and Breonna Taylor are tragic reminders of police-involved shootings. “It was my means of protesting and never letting what occurred get pushed underneath the rug,” she mentioned. MARTA stations and billboards have showcased her work round Atlanta. She’s additionally completed a variety of movie star work, spotlighting Queen Latifa, David Banner and others.
Beneath every stroke of paint is a stable basis of God and household, and a means of honoring her mom’s reminiscence. “She impressed me rather a lot,” mentioned Wilburn.
She’s planning for do extra for the group, and she or he says Atlanta can stay up for extra murals round city.