Pat Perry

Refugees Welcome, Cleveland

Finished wall, Cleveland Ohio, 2016

We hope this mural is a message and reminder for the RNC coming to Cleveland next month. A reminder that we are not all apt to be so fearful of each other. That the ground we stand on was built to be a refuge. A reminder that divisiveness is a crack in the dam. When you shut them out, you shut yourselves in. Aggression and locked doors are what sow explosive seeds, and wars are always paid for with the blood of kids. This place was made to be a refuge. Our hollowed cities need people. Bring them here.
Big thanks to my great assistant Nate Pelak, and Land Studios for letting us spread our wings.

(photos by Brandon Shigeta)

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