see the short video From the HeART of Deaf Culture: Literary and Artistic Expressions of Deafhood for more information on the 1989 mural https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JpFsVYpFl-s
move playhead to 13:37 for section on De’VIA mural of 1989
Go to https://devartivistunited.wordpress.com/devia-curr/murals/2013-mural/ for several videos explaining the different motifs of the 2nd Wave of De’VIA Mural
Not a mural but also a collaborative work created by De’VIA artists while at the Olathe, Kansas retreat. The De’VIA totem is at the Deaf Cultural Center in Olalthe.
The base has holes for the lamp light inside to illuminate through.
“Sun burst up, waterfall flows so powerful down and swirls round each corner, and the backdrops keeps going burst with yellow,orange, blue, and purple. De’VIA is unstoppable with classy black bold ASL!” –Ellen Mansfield
“Wire dandelion to show how we grow and a reference to Clayton Valli’s poem. Wire rainbow stallion leaping through the sun. Butterflies flying up up and up.” –Ellen Mansfield
“And butterflies flow freedom and art in spirit share other.” –Guy Wonder
“And glass mirrors flowing around – ” PEOPLE OF THE EYE…I see you, do you see me?” –Jenny Witteborg
“Spectrum was born half sun rise turn full bloom into De’VIA butterflies share and happy to be continued.” –Guy Wonder