"You Are Loved" Mural at BHS

Lisa Taylor
Difference Maker Alex Cook is an artist in the truest sense of the word. His art speaks the truth, whether through paint or music, Alex expresses what he feels with honesty and courage. He's recently focused his artistic expression on painting murals - You Are Loved murals, though he also has five spiritual music CDs to his credit.
Recently named a Difference Maker by the Pulitzer Prize winning newspaper The Christian Science Monitor, Alex was commissioned to paint a You Are Loved mural on our campus to inspire our community, and speak to our students as part of Berkeley Hall's Difference Makers Series. Our mural is Alex's 15th You Are Loved mural in the world. Alex has said, "Art has the potential to save someone's life - why be subtle about it?" And he has a story that proves his point. He got an email from someone who was inspired by a You Are Loved mural (on a car) and decided to live his life instead of end it. Alex hopes to inspire more people in schools, communities, hospitals, prisons, and public spaces with his messages of healing.
Berkeley Hall students helped paint the mural on the second day of the week-long process. They will long remember the parts of the mural they painted and always know they contributed to something great.
After Alex's presentation to our community he was a guest on Berkeley Hall's Conversations program to share his inspiration as an artist with host Lisa Taylor.
Located in Los Angeles, CA, Berkeley Hall School is a private, coeducational school for students in preschool through grade 8. Rigorous academics in a supportive atmosphere and grounded character development allow students to become fearless scholars and conscientious citizens - gain a love of learning, leadership with social responsibility, creativity with moral integrity, and self-esteem with compassion for others and the environment.