In Full Bloom

In April of 2018, Emma Daisy Gertel’s design “In Full Bloom” was chosen from over 25 entries by the Black Cat Alley jury for a special installation on the only north-facing wall of the Alley. This powerful design, full of hope and playfulness, expresses a childlike joy that draws visitors in to the Alley. This mural can be interpreted to celebrate feminine independence, and challenge gender roles, in a time when equality is such an important topic of discourse in American culture.