Affiliation: Cut Bank High School
Artist(s): Luis Spotted Eagle
Description / Inspiration: This Mural not only carries out awareness of Meth and the warning to stay away from it, but it also tells a story about a beautiful woman who struggles to suppress and deal with her addiction. You can see the struggles she goes through and the problems that flow throughout her world. I wanted to show that people can still look nice and struggle with this drug. My work is done in Acrylic/Wall Paint, contains a realistic style, and is a symbolic piece of work. My goal was to avoid the idea of throwing the "Don't do it; it's bad!" Into your face but express it in a way so that those who struggle with Meth can relate to it and feel something in their mind and soul. My Inspiration for this piece was inspired by Chicano artwork, and my idea was formed by people I see or observe who struggle with Meth and how it affects their life and things around them.
Location: Glacier CHC Medical Annex Wall, Near 140 S Central Ave, Cut Bank, MT 59427 View on map
Thank Yous: Thanks to Lisa Cline for helping me get permission to paint on the Glacier CHC Medical Annex building and to her gathering paints I can use. Thanks to Chelsey Brown for supporting me on my journey with this contest and for the art supplies she provided. I also want to acknowledge the people who passed by and always had something nice to say and those who provided me with gifts/supplies, such as food, drinks, and ladders.