The first of its kind in the world, The Art Miles Mural Project provides an innovative educational and healing opportunity to capture the essence, heritage, environment, and spirit of our global village through the creation of large-scale murals. It was inspired by Fouad and Joanne Tawfilis’ personal experiences and interaction with children and victims of conflict, war, poverty, natural and human disasters, violence, and environmental degradation.
Healing Hearts with Mural Arts grew from being a simple activity to fill empty, painful hours into a therapeutically healing way to mitigate suffering through self-expression on large scale canvas panels. What once began as a mural created on a bullet riddled sheet in a Bosnian orphanage, transformed into a mile, then three, and now twelve miles of murals painted on canvas with acrylic paint. (Picture by Joanne Tawfillis, children painting murals Hofburg Palace. Vienna, Austria)