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About "Murals on the Sky"


"Murals on the Sky" speaks about the role of the individual in society, and the effects of society on the individual.

I want to understand:  to what degree can society’s structure and culture influence a person's identity?  I want to visualize the human emotions of anger and outrage that people express when they demand their rights.  Too often human rights and health are sacrificed by the greediness and corruption of officials and corporations in the pursuit of their material goals.

"I decided it is better to scream.  Silence is the real crime against humanity."  Nadezhda Mandelstam

This project builds on the theme that I launched in 2014:  "All Roads Lead to People."  My 3-dimensional outdoor installation further expands my art practice by introducing sculptural forms.  In 2016, with the support of the Puffin Foundation, I completed 5 outdoor "murals."

I believe people should experience art in nontraditional and unexpected public spaces.  This project was displayed in Glendale’s Deukmejian Wilderness Park in August, 2016.


Srboohie Abajian—2016



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Puffin Award
May, 2015

Received Puffin Foundation grant for "All Roads Lead to People: Murals on the Sky" public art project




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Glendale artist exhibits work in Japan as part of ‘Armenia Culture Week’
Los Angeles Times, May 23, 2017

The Armenian Embassy in Japan invited Glendale artist Srboohie Abajian to exhibit her art earlier this month during “Armenia Culture Week” in Tokyo.  More

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Abajian Exhibits in Japan
Crescenta Valley Weekly, June 1, 2017

The exhibition features her series "All Roads Lead to People" and will premiere a video presentation of her "Murals on the Sky" public art project.  More