by Yuko Shimizu in Cool Travel on Saturday 30 August 2008

My dear studio-mate Katie Yamasaki is the talk of town, a big town of New York City, right now with her recently completed anti-recruiting mural along the Gowanus Expressway in Brooklyn. She worked with young volunteer girls through the Groundswell Community Mural Project as part of Voices Her’d series. This is the fifth consecutive year Katie has been leading the mural project, utilizing public art as a tool to communicate issues confronting contemporary young women of colour.