Niceli Portugal

Walking Feelings
Pronouns: she / her
Artistic Discipline: Visual Arts
Category: Brooklyn Arts Fund
Grant Year: 2024
Location: Bushwick

Walking Feelings is a visual art project that brings communities together to create participatory murals inspired by Monet's Water Lilies. This project is centered in the artist's journey of creating art rather than just the final product. Walking Feelings encourages communities to explore their emotions and thoughts, fostering a deeper connection with themselves and their community. Walking Feelings highlights the therapeutic aspects of painting, providing a platform for both individual expression and collective dialogue. Since the summer of 2021, Walking Feelings has created over 20 murals, including works with rural schools in Colombia and immigrants in transition in Athens. These diverse experiences will be compiled in a publication that aims to nurture the magic that artists bring to the community, celebrating the transformative power of art. Join us in Walking Feelings and be part of a transformative experience where art meets healing, and communities come together to create something beautiful.