While walking in Brooklyn Height's recently, I spotted visual artist Chris Soria on a scaffolding putting the finishing touches on a mural entitled "Justice Mandala." The work is on the State Street side of Brooklyn's House of Detention, and breaks up an otherwise large, bland, white wall behind the facility. department Of Correction,
The project is a Community Mural Project by Groundswell, which works together with local artists, youth and community organizations "using art as a tool for social change."
This particular work is a collaboration with the New York City Department Of Correction, Brooklyn Downtown Partnership and the Nu Hotel on Smith Street at the corner of Atlantic Avenue.