Social Justice Mural Concept Art
I was approached by a new coffee shop that has opened up for business recently. They have a great vision to give a percentage of their profits to an organization helping underaged girls forced into the sex trade. We talked about a mural installation on one of the main walls. Here is the concept I came up with. My goal in designing art to bring awareness and attention to the child sex trade is to be in your face about this issue. I wanted to design an installation that forces you to look at her eyes. A design that draws you in and makes you feel very uncomfortable, unsettled. Maybe to close to the issue. I believe I succeeded because the owner got back to me and very graciously said it was to edgy for his customers. Personally I agree but I can’t seem to design happy child sex trafficking art, murals, or installations. It’s modern day slavery!