Title - Cosmic Crystals
Artist - Jasmine Aldershoff, Elena Ohlander, Nicole Holderbaum, Julissa Adams, Morgan Badz, Perla Reyes, Barbara Hionides, Addie Gibson, Tatian Phoenix, Tabitha Skye, NotForTheBoring, Gabi Corley, Deja Anderson
Year - 2020
Type of Art - Mural
Address - 1255 North Main Street
From Nicole Holderbaum: “For a while now I have wanted to organize an all-girl mural production here in Jacksonville. The project was inspired by my crew of female street artists, graffiti writers, and skateboarders from around the world, Few & Far (www.fewandfarwomen.com). For the past 9 years our crew has organized multiple mural productions, art projects, and skateboarding events around the world. It has been very inspirational to participate.
Thanks to Elias I got permission to use a building for the mural! I organized a group of women artists from around the city, we raised some funds for paint and materials, and we made it happen!
The mural was painted by a group of 13 different women from around the city, 3 of them live here in Springfield! Each artist contributed their own unique piece to the mural. We unified the design with a matching background and matching color palette. The theme was cosmic, outer-space, and other worldly.
I believe it is important to bring women together and empower them through their art. Our society breeds competition and comparison between women which can lead to division and insecurity. To overcome this, we come together, we bond, and we create magic!
Perla Reyes came up with the name "Cosmic Crystals" it is reminiscent of an event that I organized last year called "Duval Gems" which featured over 20 local women musicians. The gems and crystals are creative, ambitious Duval women!”