Client: Soda Architects & Art at The Rendon.

Exterior mural intervention. Painted November, 2020

Coordinator: Cindy Schwarzstein & Art at The Rendon.

Location: 2001 E. 7th St. Downtown Los Angeles.

Details: Acrylic polymers & enamel on plywood; 14 x 8 ft.

Art at the Rendon and SODA Architects presents "State of the World," a temporary outdoor mural exhibition in the Arts District LA meant to raise awareness of different social causes. Big thanks to the artists who participated
“I AM BECAUSE WE ARE” is one of the translations of ubuntu, a Southern African philosophical concept of shared humanity. The idea is that the pain of one is the pain of all. If your child is sick, we will care for your child, because if your child is sick, we are all sick. In 2020, COVID is the great unifier and the great divider. Humanity is bruised—hence the purples, reds and browns in this piece. But bruises heal. We all need to care for each other so that we can heal together.
-Augustine Kofie