Shift Baltimore _ 37

La tierra es de quien la trabaja … The land belongs to those who work it

Last weekend Stefan Ways traveled to Baltimore from his new home in Portland, Oregon to coordinate Shift, a mural project in the Highlandtown Community Garden. Prominent artists from Baltimore and DC took part: Chelove, Ernest Shaw, Jr, Mas Paz, Nether, Pablo Machioli, Reed Bmore, Stefan Ways, and Wake.

Stefan painted a Snail Train on the side of a house. An old railroad storage building, several hundred feet long, served as the canvas for the other artists. Mas Paz and Chelove did a collaborative piece entitled Bloom where you’re planted. Pablo recreated two pieces from his Follow Her series. Mas created a second piece entitled la tierra es de quien la trabaja. This slogan attributed to Emiliano Zapata translates as the land belongs to those who work it. Wake cleverly included a wise old bird sitting atop a nest of electrical cables. Nether and Ernest Shaw Jr. also did a collaborative mural. Nether painted the Greek god Apollo high atop rowhomes. Ernest’s mural evokes a distinct Biblical overtone. Reed Bmore‘s wire sculpture shows a child swinging along playground exercise rings that morph from a set of handcuffs.

The Highlandtown Community Garden is located near the corner of N Conkling Street and Leverton Avenue.



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