Sean Deckert's Ginae vs. the 12th Street Gang
Artist: Sean Deckert
Medium: 30-by-30-inch inkjet print
As part of the graffiti series and the local portrait series I've been working on loosely for a while now, I took this photo of Ginae Klasek, who commissioned the mural behind her on 12th Street to counteract the blight created by the local gangs. She worked with Chicanos Por La Causa, a youth organization, to complete the wall with the LA-based muralist. A few kids that helped paint it are included in the wall's design.
The countdown to Best of Phoenix begins! Last year, we profiled 100 Creatives who made a mark on the local arts scene. This year, we'll have 100 creative representations of Phoenix. No scope or requirement on medium or size -- we'll include photography, painting, sculpture, video, installation, literary, and more. What do you see when you Imagine PHX?
Imagine PHX, so far:
95: Allison Elliott's Walls of Downtown Phoenix
94. Fausto Fernandez's Grid City
93. Chikara Kakizawa's Ship Out of Water
92: Dayvid LeMmon's Process / Gentrification
89.Arnold Guerrero's Camelback Mountain
And, hey! It's lunch time. Check out Chow Bella's 100 Favorite Dishes for some foodie inspiration.
Have a suggestion for a Phoenix icon by a local creative? Leave it in the comments section or email Claire.Lawton@newtimes.com
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