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Mural’s Message Is ‘Take Back The Power’

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Courtesy of Gregg Deal
Gregg Deal, Pyramid Lake Paiute artist and activist, painted the mural, “Take Back The Power,” that overlooks downtown Colorado Springs in 2020. Deal painted the red handprint to call attention to the high rates of violence against Indigenous women, girls and LGBTQ people.

A 60-foot tall portrait of Sage Deal looks out over downtown Colorado Springs. Deal’s father painted the mural last week as a part of the 22nd annual Art on the Streets exhibit in Colorado Springs. It’s called “Take Back the Power,” and its message is especially timely.