The name of the mural is "Vivi La Revolucion" because it’s a portrait of my daughter Vivienne, so obviously a play on “Viva La Revolution.” The mural is basically just an urge for peace and a willingness to rise above our more destructive tendencies. The mural is directly across from an elementary school so I thought it would be good for the mural to contain imagery that kids can relate to but I also think that anyone can relate to the innocence and idealism of youth. Most prejudices are learned and then need to be unlearned.
The location in the East Village is very close to where I spent a lot of time doing street art in New York in the 90’s. It’s amazing to have a large more permanent piece in the neighborhood now. Thank you to The LISA Project NYC, Wayne Rada for facilitating and the neighborhood for supporting. -Shepard
Check out this East Village Patch article for more insight into the Vivi La Revolution mural, click here: http://bit.ly/2dPiq6L