Gwenllian Ferch Gruffydd (1097-1136) Welsh princess and shield-maiden that led an army against Norman-English forces at Kidwelly Castle. She was beheaded as a warning to the other princes of wales. After this, Wales unified and drove out the Norman invaders. Ddail Achos Gwenllian!
Viola Davis Desmond (1914 –1965) was an Black Nova Scotian who was granted a posthumous pardon, the first to be granted in Canada. The gov't of Nova Scotia also apologized for convicting her for tax evasion, when, in fact, she was resisting a "whites only" discrimination policy in a movie theatre in 1946. Desmond's story was one of the most publicized incidents of racial discrimination in Canadian history. Desmond acted 9 yrs before the famed incident by civil-rights activist Rosa Parks.
This mural on the second floor of Davinci's Pub at Roppolo's Pizza at 316 E. Sixth in downtown Austin shows the history of the historic building, the cultural background and family history behind the long popular restaurant. Done entirely in Photoshop with millions of hand drawn "Davinci" style form following lines at a distance it's designed to appear to be composites of historical photographs. For weather resistance, the digital art was transferred to vinyl for installation.