Multimedia artist Mike Perry is leading a team of creatives in a community-preserving quest for Brooklyn. As an artistic and subtle jab at new condo developments, neighborhood residents are turning to art to maintain the area's vibrant culture.
A massive 22-acre land near the newly built Barclays Center will be home to two new residential complexes, which fueled Perry to start this project. The construction site's 820-foot fence is now home to a series of murals painted by Brooklyn's artists.
The murals, which took a few days to complete, are artistic and creative ways of reclaiming the space, but not are not destructive or negative at all. Instead, the murals are meant to be community-preserving. More importantly, they act as a reminder to future occupants to respect and absorb the well-established culture.