Something to say mural

This mural design is a tribute to the Human Policy Press, an independent press started by the Center on Human Policy at Syracuse University in 1974, to promote positive attitudes towards people with disabilities.

I combined the press’s powerful quote with some questioning eyes that are a spin on those of Dr. TJ Eckleburg’s in The Great Gatsby. I wanted the painting to make people think deeper about whose experiences we value and whose we cast aside.

Client / Self-initiated


Role / Designer


Year / 2019

Large blue eyes with orange shadows look out overtop of text of the same colors that says "Not being able to speak is not the same as not having anything to say" Its on a large brick/cement wall with a man holding a bike on a sidewalk.
Large blue eyes with orange shadows - closeup of mural
Large orange text with blue shadow - a closeup of the mural