Photography by: 13 Photography

16 New Members

“I would like to create powerful emotions such as love, gratitude, happiness, and hope through bright colors and expressive art messages.”
— GOLDEN

Watch a video about the creation of this mural

Golden, 16 New Members, 2020. Acrylic and latex on wall, 220 x 20 ft. Public art. ©Golden. All rights reserved.

Fun Facts: Originally, Golden made up these characters to entertain his daughter. Each one has a name, personality and backstory. The mural in this photo is at a YMCA, and Golden created coloring books featuring the characters in this mural for the kids at the site to enjoy.

Golden

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The Heart + Soul installation is a retrospective of some of the many murals and pieces of art created by artists in collaboration with Beyond Walls. In the fall of 2020, Beyond Walls presented the street art festival Truth Be Told in Lynn, Massachusetts. The artwork featured in the Truth Be Told festival was born of the COVID-19 pandemic and explores the idiosyncrasies of the times. Heart + Soul is a collection of photographs and digital art examining the interplay between community and art. The subjects and symbols within the works reflect the resilience of the diverse people where they reside. As the photographs celebrate the community, Heart + Soul aims to create space that not only reflects the vibrant diversity of the staff and patient community, but celebrates them.

This collection is the result of generous donations from Mass General Imaging and the MGH Office of Equity and Community Health.

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