Amber Hansen & Reyna Hernandez live in Vermillion, South Dakota a small city of about 10,000 people in the American Mid-West.
Both women came to here to study at the University, where Amber is now Professor of Fine Art and Reyna works in the administration.
They share a passion for murals, especially when they are created with, by and for communities. The creation of visual symbols in public space is a statement of presence and a claim of legitimacy for marginalised ideas and identities.
This affirmation of voice and visibility is a form of democratic engagement. It is also a statement of respect for democracy, as the means for negotiating between competing visions of life.
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