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Wynwood Street Candy: 10 Awesome Murals You Do Not Want To Miss

Just a few of the amazing murals you will see in the Wynwood Art District in Miami, FL. Spot the human. Photos by @VenusInOrbit (unless otherwise posted).

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1. Third Eye Blind || Ino

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The third eye is a mystical and esoteric concept referring to a speculative invisible eye providing perception beyond ordinary sight. What do you perceive? Art by @inocv.

2. Life || Axel Void

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Larger-than-life mural by @axelvoid at Jose de Diego Middle School with model @tawnybabe. Imagine going here for school. So inspiring!!! In a study of high-poverty schools in Chicago, the schools that were participating in the Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education (CAPE) made huge strides in closing the gap between high- and low-income students' academic achievement. Cheers to arts in education!

3. Make Your Own Way || Insa

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#MakeYourOwnWay || Next level piece by UK artist @insa_gram for @liningusa @dwaynewade in Wynwood, Miami, FL || "Every man of humane convictions must decide on the protest that best suits his convictions, but we must protest." ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

4. Green Screen || Findac

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Gorgeous mural by @findac at Jose de Diego Middle School. Imagine going to school in this amazing building. So much beautiful art. According to a PBS article, exposure of kids to art produces many developmental benefits, including improved motor and language skills, decision-making, visual learning and inventiveness. It also helps them to be more culturally-aware and see an increase in their academic performance.

5. Hero Worship || Faith 47

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According to @mashable, we're now spending more time on our phones than with our significant others! On March 6-7, millions of folks unplugged from their electronic devices and spending more time with our loved ones in person, as part of the National Day of Unplugging. Art by @_faith47.

6. Think Green || Rone

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Gorgeous piece by @r_o_n_e in Wynwood, Miami, FL || With the advent of extreme and unpredictable weather conditions all over the world, one can't help but think of global warming and its effects. According to the Union of Concerned Scientists, a nonprofit science advocacy organization, human activity is overloading our atmosphere with carbon dioxide and other global warming emissions, which cause significant and harmful impacts on our health, our environment and our climate. In the US, 1/3 of global warming emissions come from electricity production with the majority generated by coal-fired power plants. Wind (0.02-0.04 lbs), solar (0.07-0.2 lbs), geothermal (0.1-0.2 lbs), and hydroelectric (0.1-0.5 lbs) emit significantly less carbon monoxide than coal, which emits 1.4-3.6 lbs per kilowatt-hour.

7. Love Me Harder || DFace

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Art by @dface_official. ll All over the world, pimps, a subset of traffickers, have learned that the best way to recruit vulnerable women and girls into prostitution is through love and romance. Part of organized rings that train young men in time-honored tactics of pimping, these men prey upon girls and young women from poor backgrounds who lack supportive fathers and survived abuse. Already traumatized, these girls and women are often susceptible to revictimization. The midis operandi of intimate-partner traffickers is usually a mixture of rewards and punishment - gifts and protestations of love followed by verbal slurs and beatings. They reinforce their victims' sense of exclusion from society by remaking their identities, often giving them new names and provocative attire and sometimes branding them with tattoos to demonstrate their status as chattel. Isolated from their families and communities, subjected to psychological and physical coercion by men they love and depend on, victims are gradually stripped off their sense and seasoned into new identities. Frequently, as a result of this brutal and dehumanizing treatment, victims view their tormentors as their protectors. Once called Stockholm Syndrome, "traumatic bonding" is the name mental health professionals use to describe this psychological enslavement and torture not uncommon in cases of custom of intimate-partner trafficking. ~ Dorchen A.Leidholdt, www. Sanctuaryforfamilies.org || for more info on sex trafficking: www.sexworkersproject.org and www.legal-aid.org.

8. Fish Out of Water || Shark Toof

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Brilliant mural by @shark__toof at Jose de Diego Middle School. Imagine going here for school. So inspiring!!! Studies show that students who study art are 4 times more likely to be recognizes for academic achievement and 3 times more likely to be awarded for school attendance

9. Coffee Break || Ana Marietta || EaseOneTX || Christina Angelina

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Brilliant collab by @starfightera @easeonetx @anamarietta. Photo taken by my twin, @tawnybabe. Speaking of twins, did you know that Twins Day Festival is an annual celebration of multiples where 2000 sets of twins and multiples gather to celebrate with their twins, families and friends. In 1819, a pair of identical twins, Moses and Aaron Wilcox endowed some land to the town for the construction of a public square? As a gesture of appreciation, the residents changed the name of the town from Millsville to Twinsburg. Every year, thousands of multiples gather at Twinsburg to celebrate.

10. Perspective || Herakut

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I Dreamt I Was a Human and it was a Nightmare. Brilliant mural by @herakut at Wynwood, FL, inspired by 19-year-old, Pablo, a student at Here's Help Org , a residential and outpatient substance abuse treatment center, founded in 1969, annually serving adolescents and young adults over thirteen. Here are Pablo's words as written in the massive wall: "The world criticizes these pests and their diseases but never look themselves in the mirror and see their flaws are worse."

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