Public art has the power to shape the energy within a community. The theme of the mural is "The Beautiful Game" because soccer is for all and played around the world. Hearts and souls are poured into this game from abandoned lots to brand new soccer stadiums.
Soccer is loved and rooted in the community and crosses all barriers of culture and socioeconomic limitations. It's more than a sport - it brings people together and sparks joy.
"I will be creating a mural that depicts the love and passion of those who play the game in a scene that is inviting. This is a moment for visitors to truly be in the action, and feel a part of the community." -Woke3
Jamal Jenkins, known artistically as Woke3, is a melanated muralist and mixed-media artist from Norf Nashville. Woke3 has a special gift: he has the ability to make people feel connected, appreciated, respected, and completely submerged in his art works. His works are greatly praised by the community for being inclusive, diverse, and having the ability to show how no one thing is greater than another, expressing his heart for a more equitable world for all.