Canyonlands Auburn Creek cleanup project

June 2015 - Gloria Muriel participated in a project hosted by the San Diego Canyonlands nonprofit organization. Auburn Creek cleanup project is intended to restore the canyon space, which had been used as a dumpsite for household waste. They removed overgrown nonnative plant species, and replanted a variety of native plants. Gloria Muriel collaborated with Alex Banach to paint a mural and create a mosaic tile over a bare concrete space adjacent to the canyon area. A series of art workshops were taught by Gloria at the local community center, and ideas generated by children of the community were used as elements in the creation of the mural. The mural depicts a sun, a moon, and an ocean in between.