After 25 years we are renewing our historic mural
in the LA Art District!!!!!
This mural was painted 25 years ago in 1992 by Earth Crew 2000 in what was skid row in Downtown Los Angeles. It was the first mural painted in that area way before it became the LA Art District 20 years later.
The Earth Crew’s inspiration came as a historic and cultural response to the 500th anniversary of the so-called “Discovery” of the Americas by Christopher Columbus.
The “Americas “ where already inhabited by over 40 million people with extraordinarily advanced cultures and sciences when Mr. Columbus, who was sent out to sea by a culture that believed the world was flat with four corners and had an imperfect calendar year of only 12 moons, ended up by chance and to his good fortune bumping into this “New World”. He thought it was India thus the inhabitants must be Indians. His discoveries were primarily focused on all the ways he could please the European Royalty who had commissioned him in this historic transnational commerce voyage. We wanted to acknowledge the greatness of the ancient cultures that had resided there for thousands of years.
It is clear by the history that has unfolded, that what Christopher Columbus had NOT discovered in the Americas was the extraordinary advances these highly developed societies had in the sciences of math, astronomy, medicine, culture, nature, the arts and music, as well as humanity’s relationship to the Earth planet they lived in and their own home planet’s relationship to the cosmos. Throughout the Americas the cultures had a millennial continuity recorded through oral tradition, art, songs and codices that guided them and linked them to a cause and effect relationship with the whole of the universe with elaborate calendars dating back 26,000 years and beyond, with oral traditions referring as far back as their arrivals from the stars. The Hunab-Ku, which the Maya refer to as the source of their existence, is in the Nuclear Central Star cluster of the Milky Way Galaxy, which is our home where EARTH rotates floating in an endless sea of millions of other galaxies. This was discovered only recently by Hubble in the 1990’s, yet any Mayan child since thousands of years ago could point it out for you in the evening sky. The “Undiscovered America” wall is an homage to the greatness of humanity as well as honoring the present and past Indigenous Nations.
“Undiscovered America” is protected as a Grandfathered Mural by LA Cultural Affairs and now, 25 years after its creation this mural requires dedicated attention to revive it. So with the permission and blessings of the original peoples of Los Angeles, the Tongva Nation, the wall is finally being renewed by the actual artists who painted it. This is a local and global community collaboration project with the Earth Crew artists, TEKIO, Art Share, the Art District Community, the City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs, Jose Huizar the 14th District Council member, One Global Family Foundation, Four Worlds International Institute for Human and Community Development and all others who wish to support in honoring the legacy of the great civilizations of the Americas. Together we will achieve this. Earth Crew 2000 website
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