Comstock's magazine 0519 - May 2019 - Page 72

n photo essay Shane Grammer says the black-and-white portrait of a woman on a sheet of plastic wrap as a temporary art installation took him a couple hours to paint. Only a handful of days later, the art was gone — shredded to pieces by rain and snow. Working on the “Beauty From the Ashes” project brought Grammer, 47, back to his love for street art, something he’s done since he was 19. Grammer says he’s painted murals on orphanages, schools and other buildings in Mexico, Peru, Brazil and Cambodia as part of ministry-related projects. “It is a gift God has given me to bring joy to areas that have been devastated,” he says. n 72 | May 2019