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“She Persists!”; ©2017; Artist: Lisa Marie Thalhammer

Commissioned and funded by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, DC Creates Public Art Building Communities Program.

The mural at 57 O Street NW is typical of Lisa Marie Thalhammer’s work. It depicts a black woman, arms outstretched, against a swirling rainbow backdrop. The style is casual and sentimental, neither realistic nor abstract, an illustration of perseverance over pain. It looks like it could be part of a series with “Boxer Girl,” the mural Thalhammer painted just up North Capitol Street in 2009. - Washington City Paper, Kriston Capps, Oct 13, 2017

"I think it means rejoicing, praising god." "She has powers and she is strong." "Definitely empowering." - NBC Washington