2. #XOLA = Stay in Peace Mural in Tribeca
The new Department of Transportation (DOT) Mural, #XOLA (Stay in Peace), is a colorful representation of feminine energy. The artist, Imani Shaklin Roberts, hailing from Washington, D.C. and now based in New York, creates work that focuses on her own exploration of African-American femininity, sexuality and identity. The mural, which spans two-lanes in Tribeca, on Franklin Street and West Broadway, represents the South African iconic figure, Ndebele artist, Esther Mahlangu, who has been painting for 70 years.