Rachel Sommer paint a mural for Grove St. Neighborhood

Shadow by Rachel Sommer
American artist Rachel Sommer just finished her last piece in Gainesville, Florida, for the Grove Street Neighborhood.
Shadow by Rachel SommerAbout The Mural
“Shadow” is the title of the last piece realized by the artist Rachel Sommer. The mural depicts a dancer with a cage as a head surrounded by two birds flying around. The meaning of this work is intended, in particular, to highlight the tendency, as humans, to spend long period of time being stifled and suppressed, trapped in a inner cage.
The key dropping from the dancer’s hand points to the fact that no one else can make you grow, only you have the power to do that.
The message behind this mural is that we only have the capacity to free ourselves from self imposed boundaries and that Change must comes from within.
Here is, through her words, the artist’s message.
“I wanted viewers to look at this mural and see part of themselves and to give some hope to people who are still going through something personal and difficult; or to remember a struggle they went through and have overcome.”

About The Artist
Rachel Sommer is a self-taught, American-born artist. After travelling to Melbourne, Australia; she found a love for street art and began painting her own murals. Heavily influenced by fantasy, dark art, graffiti, and tattoos, she now has work in Melbourne, New Zealand, and America. 

About The Grove Street Neighborhood
The Grove Street Neighborhood Murals Project is a community project that aims to beautify and revitalize the historic, inner city Grove Street Neighborhood in Gainesville, Florida. Founded by award winners and community activists Iryna Kanishcheva and Maria Huff Edwards. The project is curated by Iryna Kanishcheva, coordinated by the neighborhood leader Maria Huff Edwards, with the help of volunteers and neighborhood supporters. The Grove Street Neighborhood sees murals as an artistic tool towards its further stabilization, beautification, and restoration.

Images by the artist. 

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