Addiction prevention centre

A school group from the town of Tulum in Mexico work with me to paint a mural on the side of the Addiction Prevention Centre in the town centre. The mural was a collaborative work formed from a morning workshop and discussion around the topic of addiction, disorders, family abuse and other issues that some teenagers face or had encountered on their journey into adulthood. The teenagers spoke candidly and presented insights for the group into their lives and challenges, as well as ways to find refuge, reform and happiness, even in the dark times. The mural we painted collectively was based on the idea of Cross Roads in Life, meeting at juncture points, and having choice over what direction to take next. I painted the roads and junctures, and encouraged the students to paint in the gaps. They painted their happy places, and left notes to those who are facing the same difficult junctures on the road of self-discovery.