This collaboration between myself and Moroccan-born, Brooklyn-based artist Rocko was created in the Bushwick neighborhood. Rocko’s style is influenced by Arabic symbols and calligraphy, specifically from Morocco. His initiative, Spread Art NYC, works with communities artists to bring high-quality murals to the streets of Brooklyn. This piece was inspired by the work of legendary New York photographer Barron Claiborne, who was involved in the design process. By including the hamsa and other imagery that is common to many peoples of North Africa and the Middle East, it highlights the brotherhood among Arabs, Berbers, Jews and other ethnic and religious groups of the region, a reminder that is particularly important in the current climate of division and conflict.