The Faces of Our Future Reflect Our Past by Marilyn Lindstrom, Mali Kouanchao and Carlos Menchaca

The Faces of Our Future Reflect Our Past by Marilyn LindstromThe Faces of Our Future Reflect Our Past by Marilyn LindstromThe Faces of Our Future Reflect Our Past by Marilyn LindstromThe Faces of Our Future Reflect Our Past by Marilyn LindstromThe Faces of Our Future Reflect Our Past by Marilyn LindstromThe Faces of Our Future Reflect Our Past by Marilyn Lindstrom

“The Faces of Our Future Reflect Our Past” mural was a 1995 Neighborhood Safe Art Project led by Marilyn Lindstrom with mentor artists Carlos Menchaca and Mali Kouanchao with the help of 14 youth. The mural is on the side of Hennepin County’s Early Childhood Resource Center on Lake Street in Minneapolis.

The mural is a multicultural mix of parents taking care of children. On the corner text is written across a boy’s shirt about seeing across racial lines and how children are our future. There’s also a naked woman standing over the corner of Lake Street, which is a bit jarring when you drive by.

What do you think?