Much of what we see during the Infringement Festival is ephemeral. After the festival is gone, and the artists pack up their gear, and life returns to normal, which, in Buffalo, is still pretty artsy.
But there are a few artistic impressions that do get left behind, such as this fresh mural that was just completed at The WASH Project. The mural was painted by artist Nick Miller, who was given permission by the owner of the building to create a remembrance of the the Burmese repression of August 8-12, 1988 (8-8-88). Also known as the 8888 Uprising, the fighting peacock (seen in the mural) became the insignia of the All-Burma Students Union, which helped to organize nationwide demonstrations.
The uprising is celebrated by Burmese expatriates, as we can clearly see in The WASH Project’s mural. The artwork was completed thanks to help from activists behind The Ferry Street Corridor Project.