Public art perfect vehicle
for crucial messages
The “Zero Hunger” mural by artist Victor Ash (“Photos: A look at Oakland’s tallest mural,” May 1) caught my eye for both its impressive artistic appeal and powerful message against hunger. This extraordinary work in Oakland symbolizes the ongoing global fight against food insecurity, especially amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. It is an example of the critical role that art and artists play in spreading vital information to make a lasting impact.
In January, at the presidential inauguration, poet Amanda Gorman moved the world with her “The
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