8. SOAR on Fulton Street in Brooklyn
Image Courtesy of ArtBridge
Voodo Fé‘s new Brooklyn mural depicts a vibrantly colored eagle in flight. SOAR, presented by ArtBridge, is a 20foot-wide mural on construction fencing in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, at the interception of Fulton and Downing Streets. The hand-painted piece is meant to “depict the diversity of the world, inspiring us to rise above all odds.” A sign that accompanies the mural states that the image of the eagle is “a great representation of how through all, the good, bad, and ugly – we continue to ‘SOAR.'”
Voodo Fé, a well-known local figure in the Clinton Hill and Bed Stuy neighborhoods, used bright colors in his mural to lift and inspire his community. He hopes that the mural will spread the healing effect of art which he shares at The Spot, his art space on 572 Myrtle Avenue. SOAR is part of the City Canvas pilot program, an initiative of the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs that adds temporary visual art to sidewalk sheds and construction fences throughout New York City.