ABOUT THIS PROJECT
San Francisco Veterans Mural Alley
Amos Gregory(LowKeyRider1) will use an alley in SF's Tenderloin District where homeless and drug addicted veterans use drugs to mask the pain of "TRAUMA."
The alley will contain murals painted by veterans which will tell their story. The significance of this alley is that art regarding veterans is very often done by artists that are not veterans. This alley will give veterans a permanent voice and presence within the community. The SF veterans alley will work with all veterans regardless of discharge status, gender, sexual orientation, theater of conflict or time period served. Any veteran worldwide will have an opportunity to propose and paint THEIR OWN MURAL IN THIS ALLEY.
Truth ...Doves (San Francisco Mural Project)
is a project started by Amos Gregory(LowKeyRider1) This project calls for a mural to be created near San Francisco's Civic Center/ United Nations plaza. The proposed mural is based upon a photograph taken by Mr.Gregory Jr., artist, and veteran of the United States Naval Submarine Service.
From November 2010 - April 2011 Mr. Gregory(LowKeyRider1) embarked upon a spiritual journey. During this time Mr. Gregory began photographing homeless veterans in San Francisco's toughest neighborhood, The Tenderloin District, at night. Through his photography, outreach and advocacy Mr. Gregory led two "Angels"(homeless veterans) from homelessness to proper housing and healthcare.
In March 2011 Mr. Gregory(LowKeyRider1) photographed "Truth" a mural that resides near SF's Civic Center/United Nations plaza, during a protest marking the 8th anniversary of the start of the Iraq War. This photograph has inspired many Veterans of all backgrounds to speak about their experiences in the US military and PEACE.
Mr. Gregory(LowKeyRider1) is attempting to have this photograph painted as a mural in front of the original Truth mural location.
Copyright 2011 Amos Lee Gregory Jr.