Go to https://deviacurr.files.wordpress.com/2020/06/the-second-wave-of-devia-mural-rev.pdf for several videos explaining the different motifs of the 2nd Wave of De’VIA Mural
Not a mural but also a collaborative work created by De’VIA artists while at the Olathe, Kansas retreat. The De’VIA totem is at the Deaf Cultural Center in Olalthe.
The base has holes for the lamp light inside to illuminate through.
“Sun burst up, waterfall flows so powerful down and swirls round each corner, and the backdrops keeps going burst with yellow,orange, blue, and purple. De’VIA is unstoppable with classy black bold ASL!” –Ellen Mansfield
“Wire dandelion to show how we grow and a reference to Clayton Valli’s poem. Wire rainbow stallion leaping through the sun. Butterflies flying up up and up.” –Ellen Mansfield
“And butterflies flow freedom and art in spirit share other.” –Guy Wonder
“And glass mirrors flowing around – ” PEOPLE OF THE EYE…I see you, do you see me?” –Jenny Witteborg
“Spectrum was born half sun rise turn full bloom into De’VIA butterflies share and happy to be continued.” –Guy Wonder
De^ARTivists United banner (2017)
Created by Karen Christie, Patti Durr, Ellen Mansfield, Laurie Rose Monahan, and Nancy Rourke
(at Family Village in Michigan and Rochester, NY)
D^AU banner meaning
In honor of the original artwork of the world – hand prints in caves and various rock formations during prehistoric times and the 2nd Wave of De’VIA banner that was created in 2013
– the D^AU banner was created with multicolored hand prints and then black paint was painted around variojs motifs that were added to the banner to signify what D^AU is all about
2 thoughts on “Murals”
I hope your day is going well. I am a grad student in the School Psychology Program and I am taking a class that will require me to do a presentation on Deaf culture. I thought there is no better way to present Deaf culture but through art in all its variations. We are at Gallaudet and it has U.S. Deaf art all around campus. I would like to ask if you can point me in the direction of some international Deaf art? Examples of things I have already thought of are Signmark (a Finnish rap artist), JJ Jones (a American/French Mime), and Miss Deaf international. I’m not sure about the last one.
Thank you for your time.
School Psychology Student, B.A.
Sorry for the delay in responding – we did leave comments when you posted in Facebook. Hope your presentation went well.