Since last January, creative director for theme parks and former graffiti artist Shane Grammer has begun an artistic project that is bringing a ray of hope to the streets of Paradise. Grammer told AccuWeather that everything happened in a spontaneous way. In essence, the project was born because of the spiritual connection he feels with this place and as a way of honoring the memories he lived in this place.
Shane Grammer said that he had endured emotional distress as a result of the project, but “as an artist, the dream is to move people with your art… and I could see how it moved (the residents of Paradise)”. After photos of his initial murals went viral, Shane Grammer’s Facebook page was flooded with support and requests from other fire survivors to do paintings for them.