Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture and Mural Arts Philadelphia recently announced a collaboration with internationally acclaimed street artist el Seed, welcoming his unique combination of intricately layered calligraphy and “street graffiti” to the City of Philadelphia.
Taking inspiration from Al-Bustan’s ongoing (DIS)PLACED: Philadelphia initiative, which explores themes of identity and displacement across the city’s diverse neighborhoods, eL Seed will take one week to spontaneously create a mural on two building walls located at Preston and Market Street.
“I’ve been interested in coming to Philadelphia since I learned that it was one of the first cities in the world to have a real city program bringing public art into the streets,” said eL Seed.
“It’s an honor for me to go where so many legends of public art and street art have gone before. I’m looking forward to connecting with the community and leaving my imprint. I’m sure it’s going to be an amazing experience,” said the French-born Tunisian.
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