“My art is meant to guide you to see your potential, believe in it, and live it; by spreading a desire to push ourselves towards what matters to each of us, with the understanding our differences are what make this world interesting and beautiful.”—Audifax
Art of Truth – Murals with At-Risk Teens
One voice supporting us is sometimes all we need to take a step forward. In an ongoing effort to improve mental and behavioral health, “Art of Truth with At-Risk Teens” focuses on bringing youth a new perspective of themselves and the outside world through murals and workshops. These group projects shed light onto our strengths, introduce new skills, or is just an excuse to have fun. We all have experiences when we feel we’re not able to be part of something, lost a world that we don’t belong in. For some this can lead to an introduction into a system that negatively affects the way we see ourselves and our future. Working with teens on murals in the detention center, shelter and young men in jail, gives a glimpse outside of a routine that can help see a light they may not have before, if even for a moment. During creation, we focus in silence, to some beats, or talk. Relationships are cultivated with each other and more importantly, ourselves as the paintbrush works it’s magic and we get lost in the process. Stepping back we absorb an experience that has changed us, reflected in an image holding power and beauty that shares our combined efforts and positive intentions with the world.
Images below include personal murals, street art and canvas paintings made by Audifax, as well as projects with teens and young men in jail. These teen projects were a collaboration with The Making Justice Program through the Teen Bubbler at Madison Central Library.
Canvas paintings below by Audifax are available for purchase. Please contact email@example.com for inquiries about these or mural bookings.
Audifax Solo Projects
Audifax Teen Projects
Audifax uses her connection to the surrounding environment and intuition to create work intended to speak to humanity as a whole. Being born an artist and growing up in a family unable to afford art school, she felt trapped in a world where work meant survival and understands the importance of shifting our perception of limitations. After having a vision of Balance, more than a year was spent bringing it to life. The sculpture uses black and white individually sewn fabric applied to winged figures to represent the necessary exploration of both our light and dark parts, in order to “take flight” and grow. Laying eyes upon this completed form, art was undeniably her passion and these messages needed to be shared with the world. Selling her belongings, she went to the streets of Europe to paint before street art was acceptable in the United States and there she found her canvas, walls. Self-taught in the areas of murals / street art, sculpture and acrylic painting, the bold photo-realistic and calligraffiti pieces connect to us on a level intended to awaken heart intelligence. Sharing this vision with teens at schools, a detention center, shelter and jail, art is used as a tool to show troubled youth new interests and untapped capabilities while learning about each other. Each mural has a theme that shines light on the part we play in our own lives. Regardless of race, gender, age or background, she strives to push people beyond what they think they’re capable of and understand dreams are achievable by embracing who we are, and most importantly, taking positive action.
4 thoughts on “Audifax”
Wow. Beautiful and powerful murals. I appreciate that working on these was an empowering and uplifting experience for participants.
Thank you, JoAnne! I love seeing the look of awe from everyone who helped after we finish. I often hear about how memorable and meaningful the projects were from the teens (and adults) involved sometimes years afterwards, which is validation it’s an empowering and uplifting experience.
Thank you for sharing your work and the art of the youth. Both inspire.
Doing what makes my heart sing. Thank you, Helen!