Spray-Painting for Ukraine: Street Artists Show Support

One month after Russia invaded Ukraine, street painters in Southern California are picking up their paintbrushes and spray cans to protest the conflict.


When bombs started falling in Ukraine, Corie Mattie, a Los Angeles artist, was inspired.


She worked with tattoo artist Juliano Trindade to create a painting depicting Russian

President Vladimir Putin's head being carried away by doves.


This week, Mattie said, "It's kind of like a resistance."

Goodman was inspired in part by his Jewish ancestors, who came to the United States from the Ukrainian region in the 1800s.


"In general, my message is one of good love and peace," Goodman stated.


"Although this piece appears to be rather aggressive, it is one that speaks to many people's visceral feelings today."


Both musicians are soliciting donations over social media, with proceeds going to Ukrainian war relief operations, according to them.


Goodman was inspired in part by his Jewish ancestors, who came to the United States from the Ukrainian region in the 1800s.


"In general, my message is one of good love and peace," Goodman stated.


"Although this piece appears to be rather aggressive, it is one that speaks to many people's visceral feelings today."


Both musicians are soliciting donations over social media, with proceeds going to Ukrainian war relief operations, according to them.


"Good art makes you think, but good art makes you do," Mattie explained.


"So if my art or somebody else's art can make people stop and think about something, or even stop and donate by scanning a QR code, then we're making a difference."

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