Stop, Look, Listen
Stop, Look, Listen was created by two professional artists and a team of youth artists as part of the Groundswell Community Mural Project’s flagship Summer Leadership Institute (SLI). SLI teams spend seven weeks during working with artists and community-based organizations, learning job skills and creating public art throughout New York City. This mural, created at the request of Brooklyn Community Board 7, focuses on traffic and pedestrian safety education, as well as site-specific themes and cultural diversity. The mural’s bold colors and graphic design make it a welcome addition to the neighborhood. At over 200 feet in length, the SLI team’s quick, careful, and detailed execution of this mural was a great accomplishment!
The safety education focus of this mural was informed by workshops lead by NYCDOT Safety Education. The artists and youth artists researched safety issues near the mural site which influenced their final design. Speed of vehicular traffic, high levels of carbon dioxide in the air, and the need for all modes of transportation to respectfully share the streets are just a few of the themes beautifully integrated in to this mural.
NYCDOT Urban Art Program, Special Project
Stop, Look, Listen by Conor McGrady and Amy Mahnik
Presented with NYCDOT Safety Education and Groundswell Community Mural Project
7th Ave between 62nd and 64th St, Sunset Park, Brooklyn