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In the fall of 2016, we kicked off the #DESIGNYourDirection Mural Contest for students attending school in Allen, Oklahoma and Dickson, Oklahoma. The students went above and beyond on their designs for the mural contest and blew us away with their creativity.
Congratulations to Tiffany Johnson, a senior at Allen High School, for winning the #DESIGNYourDirection Mural Contest!
Define Your Direction partnered with local artist, Steven Paul Judd, on the creation of community murals for Dickson and Allen schools. The mural at Allen Public Schools contains elements from the winning student’s submission and incorporates them within the final design.
The mural at Dickson was designed by Steven Paul Judd in collaboration with the Chickasaw Nation and features a traditional Chickasaw warrior. This mural combines pop culture with the rich heritage of the Chickasaw people.
These two murals separated by distance will stand united in fighting against underage drinking and prescription drug abuse. The murals will serve as a daily reminder of the opportunities you have to choose your own path.
Artist Spotlight – Steven Paul Judd
Steven Paul Judd is Kiowa and Choctaw from Oklahoma. He is a filmmaker, director, screenwriter, writer of fiction and visual artist. Judd’s art is large in scope and provides a unique perspective on and from within Native American culture today. Judd is a prolific visual artist whose mash-ups of Native experiences and disposable American pop culture are sly and often downright funny. His creations include paintings, prints, poster art, photography, and t-shirt designs. His mural “War Paint” can be seen at historic Indian Alley in downtown Los Angeles, and his 2016 limited edition VR cardboard design will be featured at Sundance Film Institute.