Video produced by SRL Digital Associate Producer, Rawan Elbaba
What does public art look like in your community? That’s the question we asked our network of teen journalists to explore for our latest series, Art in Real Life. With a focus on art that’s making a local impact, student reporters interviewed muralists, tattoo artists, sculptors and painters about the stories behind their art. From a mural memorializing a 15-year-old Bronx teen who was a victim of gang violence to wooden giants in Kentucky to an abandoned rural town transformed by graffiti, each public artwork reveals the values and experiences of the community in which they were created.