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The Community Seed Mural Project

Sep 9, 2016

On display this month at Albuquerque's National Hispanic Cultural Center is a series of ten murals -- all made entirely out of seeds.  The murals were created in towns and schools and at community events all around New Mexico, as part of an artistic effort to promote healthy environments.

The organization behind the installation is Seeds A Collective Voice, which was founded three years ago by New Mexico-based artist Jade Leyva.  The inspiration for the project came from the murales de semillas of Jade's native Mexico, a form of community art she wanted to bring to the United States.