Painting began! With the help of volunteers from the Food Security Coalition, the Somerville High School Community Service Club, Tufts University and the Cambridge Health Alliance, we transferred the mural design to a large piece of fabric and started to paint.
It was nice to have volunteers who were not part of the mural design process. They were able to see the design with fresh eyes and it was also the mural’s first test as an educational tool.
Tomorrow we’ll add text and turn the fabric into a banner that can be hung or carried.
We’re also thinking about ways to design a background pattern that represents the changes in SNAP enrollment or the percentage of Somerville’s population living below the Federal Poverty Level over time.