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Mattapan Community Fridge

My creativity is rooted in community. I was mentored, taught, and inspired by local artists since I was 13. They emphasized how important it is to build community, to care for each other, and to remember where you came from. 

The host of the Mattapan Community Fridge reached out to me to see if I would be interested in painting the community fridge.

 

She told me that a mutual friend of ours had suggested my work. This mutual friend was someone who I learned and grew with through the same circle of local artists that I mentioned before. With no hesitation, I took up the offer. 

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This was my first time doing a project of this size. I worked with materials that I had never worked with before such as spray paint, primer, sealer, paint rollers, etc. I learned so much about painting a surface that had to withstand weather and consistent human interaction. 

While I was painting, people showed so much support and love. They were so happy to see an action that fought against food insecurity and that beautified their neighborhood. 

The Boston Red Sox fully stocked the fridge on the first day of its opening and many community members continue to keep it stocked with their donations.

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