Project Description from Thelightofhumankindness.com
The project began with our simple human stories. Once the stories were collected and written on the wall at a community event, Richmond artist Hamilton Glass painted the mural over the very stories that hold our shared humanity and goodness.
Our sponsor The Martin Agency, then installed 1,000 (LED light bulbs) directly on an 80 foot wall at 2401 W. Cary Street. The lights light up one-by-one in real time as people from Richmond and around the world complete acts of kindness inspired by the mural art or their own experience of needing light during a dark time.
The mural also invites folks to experience the power of human connection by interacting with the wall itself using conductive properties and other cutting edge technology. The collective energy of one hand touching the wall while linked with a physical human connection to others also powers the lights in an amazing display of our shared capacity to light the world.