Report from the field: Mural Monday in Farmington
The 100% New Mexico, Seeds of Opportunity Mural was created to uniquely represent the thriving community that 100% San Juan strives to promote. Painted by local artist, Christy Clugston and friends, it is framed in the geographical state outline of New Mexico.
We had a wonderful Mural Monday on July 26th in Farmington. Having the Daily Times highlight us on the front page last week helped generate interest in the event and the 100% San Juan initiative.
The 100% New Mexico, Seeds of Opportunity Mural was created to uniquely represent the thriving community that 100% San Juan strives to promote. Painted by local artist, Christy Clugston and friends, it is framed in the geographical state outline of New Mexico. The mural features the the yucca plant, the NM state flower, on a background of vibrant colors. It speaks of the many diverse cultures in our state that can work together to create a greater and more beautiful state visually, emotionally, and physically.
The yucca is a plant that flourishes in our New Mexico semi-arid desert region and is actually known for recycling the air around it and its symbolism includes new opportunity, protection, and purity. Likewise, the 100% San Juan initiative strives to help our community find new opportunities to see our community strive to thrive in all areas of life for our residents and to provide new opportunities for growth in a safe place where individuals can get the help they need for a productive life in good surroundings.
As the flowers of the yucca develop and ripen they are taken by the wind in nature and blown to other places where new plants can take root. In the same way, the 100% San Juan initiative seeks to continually release the seeds of friendship and goodwill and positive contributions to our communities to bring goodwill and positive change throughout our great state of New Mexico.
For those seeking to join our bold transformation, you can find your county’s 100% New Mexico initiative on our map. Join an existing county initiative or start one. You may also review our latest research brief, evaluating our work. For those wanting a more in-depth look into the initiative, you are welcome to enroll in our free self-guided course A Child’s Right to Survive and Thrive. We welcome those courageous New Mexicans who believe that every child should have access to the services for surviving and thriving.