Since 2014, The Raw Project has been bringing intrigue and inspiration to schools in Miami and beyond at a time when American schools continue to see their arts education programs defunded. First rate artists from across the globe transform blank school walls into alluring open-air canvases inspired by the students, school and community. Under the curatorial direction of Robert Skran and Audrey Sykes, magic once again came to Miami during the week of Art Basel, 2022. And travel and street photographer Karin du Maire aka Street Art Nomad was there to capture it.
The image pictured above was painted by Montreal-based Kevin Ledo, Titled “Fabian,” it portrays a first-grader at the West Little River K-8 Center. What follows is a sampling of several more murals that surfaced last month on the walls of the West Little River school.
Los Angeles-based Eric Skotnes, “Nolite Timere” (“Don’t Be Afraid”)
Miel Krutzmann of the Dutch duo Telmo Miel, “Minds Unfolded”
Telmo Pieper of the Dutch duo Telmo Miel, “Throwing Sticks and Chasing Stains’
London-based Dale Grimshaw at work on “Linky” — titled by a student
Oslo-based Hama Woods
Dutch artist Mr June at work on his magical mural