There is a sense of community involved in artwork, especially street art. This article puts an emphasis on the building of smaller Milwaukee Communities, and the larger culture and community of Milwaukee overall. I kind of wish that the article went a bit more in-depth with this topic, especially since it seemed really interesting to me going into it. I wonder what artists had already had their work featured, how they went about being chosen, and what subject matter they wanted to emphasize in their works. Of course, community was an inherent part of this type of mural, but I would love to see an interview with an artist who had done some of these works. I have my own personal identity attached to these works, especially since I do go around Milwaukee often. The rainbow crosswalk near cathedral square is the more notable public art works i remember, otherwise the koi fish that are on the pavement in some areas of Milwaukee (this feels a lot like a finding game, although i'm sad to see some of them are gone. Either due to purposeful removal, or over time ware - I can only assume). I also wonder if there are any intentions and plans to protect these works, especially since they are in areas that are susceptible to decay. I'm hoping to follow the project later on to see how these murals have grown in number, and hopefully going out to see them myself.
Image Creds; City of Milwaukee DPW
The work of Goriko, for juxtapoz Magazine
In This article, it covers the work of Reen Barrera and Giorgiko. I was most drawn in by the fantastical mystique and dream like landscapes of Goriko's work. I feel as if the article the descriptions of the work are very thorough and speak to the viewing audience, as is the artwork. The sad relatability of a lost childhood within these works resonates with me, so its great to see that they are being put on display.