The depiction of imagery and symbolism upon walls has been utilized to tell a story throughout the history of humanity. Ancient cave paintings have been dated as far back as 30,000 BC, where as the written language dates back to 3,200 BC. Murals have evolved over time, from cave art to urban art and everything in between, serving as windows into the stages of cultural development.
While all venues open to sharing art, holding space for the power of symbolism to inspire, are appreciated, the galleries and museums are for the audience who take the time to visit, but art on the street can touch everyone. Through the conscious and subconscious, the symbolic messages in the streets have the power to plant seeds within all who pass.