The World to Come

What will be the long-term impacts of this global pandemic?

artist Eric Okdeh

The World to Come design by Eric Okdeh.

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    July 01, 2021

About the Project 

The year 2020 continues to challenge us all, and many of us are grappling with questions of what lies ahead: What will be the long-term impacts of this global pandemic? What about the largest civil rights protests in the history of our country? How does the confluence of these massive social changes impact our future, and those that will govern it: our children.

The World to Come captures this moment through the eyes of a young child. The child wears a mask and is surrounded by symbols of bravery and resilience – healthcare workers healing the sick, sanitation workers keeping our streets clean, teachers working remotely to keep children learning, and protestors ensuring a safer world for us all.


It is my hope that this piece can be a beacon of hope and spark important discussions between children and their families to recognize that positive influences are all around us making a difference.

- Eric Okdeh, artist

Mural Arts is in the process of searching for a wall for this piece – if you are a wall owner interested in hosting this piece, please email info@muralarts.org

We would like to install this beacon of hope in the coming months.

If you or a loved one are in need of mental health resources, you can reach the Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services 24/7 mental health delegate hotline at 215-685-6440


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