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Return to the Light, 1993

By Charles Freeman
Carlota Park Apartments
227 East Avenue 41
Highland Park

 

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Born and raised in Houston, Texas, Freeman is a self-taught artist. He moved to Los Angeles in 1974 while active in the Black Panther Party as an organizer. For the past 13 years he has operated his own sign-painting business in Walnut, California, near his Pomona home.

ABOUT THE MURAL

The mural depicts to prevalent social ills: the senseless killing of young people and homelessness. The shaman in the center represents a healthy state of wholeness. Cesar Chavez represents vision being focused. The elderly are symbols of rich experience and wisdom. The spirits of Pancho Villa and Zapata are there to signify strength and courage. The mural’s title refers to the role of the spiritual in finding solutions.

CURRENT CONDTION

This mural has suffered from delamination.

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