Seeing yourself in art

Danyel Pipp of Merriman was walking by The Daily News on Saturday afternoon when she noticed Sky Black of Arizona painting her portrait on the side of the building. Pipp then asked the artist to pose with her. Mia Tavonatti’s Power of Words mural, based around the word “community,” is a compilation of different portraits of community members, submitted to Tavonatti by other community members a month before she began painting. Tavonatti said although the mural is behind schedule due to rain, she has be getting positive feedback. “They love it. People come and they send other people back because they see someone they know,” Tavonatti said.