“Rooted in Community”

by Zara Dixon

“Rooted in Community” displays Zara Dixon’s passion for community-based work. A multi-layered mural that symbolizes growth and locality, she depicts a young girl growing from the roots of her parents and the community around her. A vibrant and cheerful place, the picture is complete with garden bees, butterflies and a rainbow.

Zara Dixon was an Illustrations major at Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MAID) when she painted this artwork in Spring 2023. In the near term, Zara is interested in working with nonprofits to make pieces with the community, and especially in youth engagement.

Listen to how community inspires Zara’s work

See more art by Zara Dixon on Instagram at zrosearts and Etsy at ZaraRoseArts.