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PATHWAYS TO SUCCESS (2015)

Artists
Christopher Mercier
Adwin David Brown
Rogers Park CAMP Youth

Collection
City of Inglewood

Medium
3-dimensional Mural

Material
Alkyd paint and laser cut aluminum panels 

Size
20’ high x 670’ long
over three consecutive walls

Pathways to Success is a three-dimensional mural, a treatment with paint, text and dimensional forms applied to three exterior walls of the Rogers Park Community Center. Pathways to Success reflects positive community values with energetic graffiti gestures and architectural planning forms. The work arose from City efforts to engage at-risk city youth with creative options to gang involvement. The program, Creative Anti-gang Mural Project (CAMP) was held at Rogers Park and funded through a state grant and Parks resources.

Artists Adwin David Brown and Christopher Mercier led 20 Inglewood youth through an innovative eight-week creative engagement process. All team members were paid to coalesce their diverse skills into a design for the monumental work implemented by Mercier. Pathways' five vibrant horizontal lines wrap three walls of Rogers Park Community Center. They hold six metal abstracted treetops. Words were cut into the metal cast texts written by the youth onto the building. The texts include affirmations: Respect; Support; Work Hard; Dream; Kindness; Shine; Vision and Inspirational.

The work explores how the course of life is both challenging and inspiring. Five vibrant lines come from a red square framing a metal plate with handprints. These cutouts of the youths' own handprints represent the Inglewood community. Their undulating paths cross, collide, overlap and embrace as they climb into the treetops of individuality, inspiration and creative success.