Mile of Murals
Pratt Ave. and Glenwood Ave. (North Wall)
Resilience: The ability to recover quickly from illness, change, or misfortune; buoyancy.
Rogers Park embodies resilience. The word acknowledges trauma, but also strength and ingenuity. It deeply resonates with Gretchen Hasse, in relation to her years of physical struggle. Hasse sees evidence of resilience expressed in countless, unique ways by the residents of this neighborhood.
Her densely packed mural design includes portraits of a wide variety of humanity, symbolic images of the city and some lush hints of climbing ivy – a strong plant that thrives in challenging environments.
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