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................the first wall in Namibia.................
 
The mural count is now 46 murals on 4 continents in 22 countries!
Where's the next one? Even I don't know the answer to that right now.

I'm a firm believer in what goes around comes around. People ask why I have my clip art out on the Internet for free. Well, for the moment, I enjoy helping people and hearing from them. This service has provided some neat opportunities for me. I've had my cartoons on a television commercial, used with PowerPoint presentations in multiple languages, on book covers, published in a series of educational DVD's, and then there was the email from Margaret.

I don't often get email from Africa. Margaret worked in Namibia and searched online for some artwork to use at a daycare center for Aids orphans in the Windhoek area. She stopped when she found my site. All she needed was my permission because she found all the art she needed. Of course, I instantly said yes. Absolutely use my art at the center!

Then, I thought about it for five minutes and sent another email message.

I told Margaret that I not only wanted them to use my art but I wanted them to use me. I volunteered to go to Namibia and help with the painting if they were interested. When she recovered from the initial shock, she invited me to Africa. I wrote to my friends that it was a once in a life time experience that couldn't be missed. One of them wrote back and said that it was just another in a series of Phillip Martin experiences that nobody else seemed to get. He wasn't surprised at all about Africa. I was.

It never occurred to me to paint murals for kids. I don't think that idea ever would have come to me. When Margaret suggested murals to me, it sounded like such a perfect fit. Namibia was the first mural. But, I knew it wouldn't be the last. I'd be back to the wall again and again. It was just the beginning.

 
To see more about the murals, check on the links below.
Be sure to see where the murals have made local news.
       
Click in this column for just the mural. You'll see the wall and the story.

Just the mural

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Mural 1 Windhoek, Namibia 1
 
Murals 2, 3 Antwerp, Belgium 2,3
 
Mural 4 Moldavia, Romania 4
 
Mural 5 Antwerp, Belgium 5
 
Murals 6, 7 Gjirokaster, Albania 6,7
 
Mural 8 Moldavia, Romania 8
 
Murals 9, 10 Tallinn, Estonia 9,10
 
Murls 11, 12 Potchefstroom, S. Africa 11,12
 
Mural 13 Manzini, Swaziland 13 ish
 
Mural 14, 15 Westbury, South Africa 14, 15
 
Mural 16 Potchefstroom, South Africa 16
 
Murals 17, 18 Santa Cruz, Galapagos Is. 17, 18
 
Mural 19 Floreana, Galapagos Islands 19
 
Mural 20 Isabela, Galapagos Islands 20
 
Murals 21, 22 Omepete, Nicaragua 21,22
 
Mural 23 San Jose, Costa Rica 23
 
Mural 24 Aix-en-Provence, France 24
 
Mural 25 Piedras Negras, Mexico 25
 
Mural 26 Columbus, Ohio, USA 26
 
Mural 27 Cuenca, Ecuador 27
 
Mural 28 Tamboccocha, Peru 28
 
Mural 29 Columbus, Ohio, USA 29
 
Mural 30 Asunción, Paraguay 30
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Mural 31 Santa Maria de Fe, Paraguay 31
   
Mural 32 Port-au-Prince, Haiti 32
   
Mural 33 Rochester, New York, USA 33
     
Mural 34 Piedras Negras, Mexico 34
     
Mural 35 Gjirokaster, Albania 35
 
Mural 36 Kamina, D. R. Congo 36 The Kids Section!
       
Mural 37 Columbus, Ohio, USA 37 The Kids Section!
       
Mural 38 San Pedro, Belize 38 The Kids Section!
       
Mural 39 Copan Ruinas, Honduras 39 The Kids Section!
       
Mural 40, 41 Earth Univ. Costa Rica 40,41 The Kids Section!
       
Mural 42 Columbus, Ohio USA 42 The Kids Section!
       
Mural 43 Zorzor, Liberia
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Mural 44 Zwedru, Liberia .... 44 The Kids Section!
       
Mural 45 Tiraspol, Transnistria
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Mural 46 Chisinau, Moldova
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Mural 47 Suva, Fiji
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