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franklin school fish

Artist: Ryoko Tokuho “Koko”
Location: Franlin Elementary, 915 Foothill Blvd
Date Painted: January, 2022
Date Photographed: June, 2022
Description: fish with lion sleeping on top. fish has city inside with school bus, cars, Tribune Tower, Federal Building, tree, flowers, mice.
“For us right here. Nothing is impossible. Impossible is nothing. I close my eyes. I imagine I am in the middle of space with the stars, reading. I hear cars driving down the street and feel rain on my skin. I see all genders and say all pronouns. I open my eyes. My moving feet jump up and down, and touch the living earth. The tiger spirit waters Franklin’s grounds. We are protectors of our school.”
Notes: Words inside are written by Franklin Elementary 5th Graders 2021-2022. in collaboration with Youth Creative writing organization Chapter 510. Artist gives thanks to Franklin Elementary School & Oakland Trybe. Details and work in progress below

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