Play Her Voice Mural 2018, Artist: Shamsia Hassani, An Afghan Artist, The 20x21 Mural Project, 2451 Willamette Street, Eugene, Oregon

Sand Colored
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The buildings of an Afghan city were rendered in sand colored monotone.


Play Her Voice Mural 2018 external link   •  Artist: Shamsia Hassani external link   •  An Afghan Artist external link   •  The 20x21 Mural Project external link   •  2451 Willamette Street external link   •  Eugene, Oregon external link   •  (Date Photographed: 13:56:29 Tuesday 29 January 2019)   •  (Date Published: Saturday 9 February 2019)   •  © 2019 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_0181
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Centerpiece
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The centerpiece of the mural featured a woman without a mouth who played a large keytar. The idea is that women's voices are more effectively heard when spoken through art.


Play Her Voice Mural 2018 external link   •  Artist: Shamsia Hassani external link   •  An Afghan Artist external link   •  The 20x21 Mural Project external link   •  2451 Willamette Street external link   •  Eugene, Oregon external link   •  (Date Photographed: 13:56:12 Tuesday 29 January 2019)   •  (Date Published: Saturday 9 February 2019)   •  © 2019 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_0179
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Artist Signature
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The artist's signature on the lower left featured her name in a stylized manner, the date 2018, and listed her website as www.shamsiahassani.com external link. The signature also listed the 20x21 Mural Project as #20x21EUG.


Play Her Voice Mural 2018 external link   •  Artist: Shamsia Hassani external link   •  An Afghan Artist external link   •  The 20x21 Mural Project external link   •  2451 Willamette Street external link   •  Eugene, Oregon external link   •  (Date Photographed: 13:56:25 Tuesday 29 January 2019)   •  (Date Published: Saturday 9 February 2019)   •  © 2019 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_0180
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Over Parking
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The Play Her Voice Mural was painted on the side of a commercial building that faced a customer parking lot. Although a fairly simple mural compared to others, it packs a dramatic visual wallop.


Play Her Voice Mural 2018 external link   •  Artist: Shamsia Hassani external link   •  An Afghan Artist external link   •  The 20x21 Mural Project external link   •  2451 Willamette Street external link   •  Eugene, Oregon external link   •  (Date Photographed: 13:55:56 Tuesday 29 January 2019)   •  (Date Published: Saturday 9 February 2019)   •  © 2019 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_0178
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Gown And Keytar
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The woman's gown and the body of the keytar stained the city in bright vibrant tones.


Play Her Voice Mural 2018 external link   •  Artist: Shamsia Hassani external link   •  An Afghan Artist external link   •  The 20x21 Mural Project external link   •  2451 Willamette Street external link   •  Eugene, Oregon external link   •  (Date Photographed: 13:56:36 Tuesday 29 January 2019)   •  (Date Published: Saturday 9 February 2019)   •  © 2019 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_0182
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Gold Then Brown
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The drawn buildings were stained gold and brown by the keytar, then returned to their regular sand colored monotone.


Play Her Voice Mural 2018 external link   •  Artist: Shamsia Hassani external link   •  An Afghan Artist external link   •  The 20x21 Mural Project external link   •  2451 Willamette Street external link   •  Eugene, Oregon external link   •  (Date Photographed: 13:56:37 Tuesday 29 January 2019)   •  (Date Published: Saturday 9 February 2019)   •  © 2019 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_0183
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Keys Of The Keytar
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The keys of the keytar sparkled in daylight as the music played.


Play Her Voice Mural 2018 external link   •  Artist: Shamsia Hassani external link   •  An Afghan Artist external link   •  The 20x21 Mural Project external link   •  2451 Willamette Street external link   •  Eugene, Oregon external link   •  (Date Photographed: 13:56:42 Tuesday 29 January 2019)   •  (Date Published: Saturday 9 February 2019)   •  © 2019 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_0185
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Musician's Face
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The musician's face featured the absence of a mouth. She wore a ram-style hat and high fashion glasses.


Play Her Voice Mural 2018 external link   •  Artist: Shamsia Hassani external link   •  An Afghan Artist external link   •  The 20x21 Mural Project external link   •  2451 Willamette Street external link   •  Eugene, Oregon external link   •  (Date Photographed: 13:56:44 Tuesday 29 January 2019)   •  (Date Published: Saturday 9 February 2019)   •  © 2019 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_0186
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The Frets
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The frets on the neck of the keytar and strings hanging wildly off the tuning pegs.


Play Her Voice Mural 2018 external link   •  Artist: Shamsia Hassani external link   •  An Afghan Artist external link   •  The 20x21 Mural Project external link   •  2451 Willamette Street external link   •  Eugene, Oregon external link   •  (Date Photographed: 13:56:51 Tuesday 29 January 2019)   •  (Date Published: Saturday 9 February 2019)   •  © 2019 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_0187
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The Mural In Context
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A parting shot of the mural shown in context with the foreground parking lot. Willamette Street ran past off to the left.


Play Her Voice Mural 2018 external link   •  Artist: Shamsia Hassani external link   •  An Afghan Artist external link   •  The 20x21 Mural Project external link   •  2451 Willamette Street external link   •  Eugene, Oregon external link   •  (Date Photographed: 13:57:41 Tuesday 29 January 2019)   •  (Date Published: Saturday 9 February 2019)   •  © 2019 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_0190
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