Julius Badoni's American Indian Mural at ASU
It's about time Phoenix sees some serious mural love. In the interest of giving credit to their artists and because we're losing track of the times we've said, "Woah, when did that go up?", we bring you Mural City, a series on the murals springing up around town -- their artists, their hosts, and their inspirations.
See also: Angel Diaz's Quetzalcoatl Twins on 16th Street
Photos by Lauren Saria, murals by Julius Badoni
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. But compared to the meaning packed into the series of murals Julius Badoni painted inside a building on the Arizona State University campus, a thousand words is nothing.
Spanning four panels inside American Indian Student Support Services at ASU Tempe, the murals use vivid colors and symbolism to voice the artist's interpretation of the political struggles of American Indians. Badoni, who spends the majority of his time working with activism groups, has been working on the mural for the last two years -- and still has more work to finish.