Wings of Change

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Wings of Change



Diosa (Jasmina Cazacu) is a Spanish-Romanian illustrator and muralist based out of Chicago, IL. She uses surreal, dreamlike imagery to create fantastical scenes that dare her audience to challenge their perceptions, observe with wonder, and appreciate the magic that is always flourishing beneath the surface of the mundane. Although based in Chicago, Diosa has displayed in galleries and painted murals internationally. Painting is her way of interacting with the world. She plans to continue her travels and the exchange of getting to know new places while leaving a bit of herself behind in each. Instagram: @jasladiosa Website:


33 E. Ida B. Wells Dr, Chicago, IL 60605

Date Created

Created September 2021; Documented September 2021


Photographer: Sandy Steinbrecher


On the Wings of Change by Diosa (Jasmina Cazacu) located on the 33 E. Ida B Wells building, honors the work of Chicago suffragists in obtaining the right to vote. Through portraiture, this mural ensures that the stories of women’s activism are told and not forgotten.


The Chicago Womxn’s Suffrage Tribute Committee in conjunction with the Wabash Arts Corridor and Columbia College Chicago has commissioned two murals celebrating women and the work of local activists in obtaining the right to vote and the modern struggle for equality. The second mural, Speak Up by Dorian Sylvain located on the University Center, is a text-based accompaniment to the suffrage portraits. Consisting of the phrase “I’m Speaking,” quoted from Vice President Harris in the 2020 Vice Presidential debate, this work references both the power gained and struggle for equality that continues to this day.


The Chicago Womxn's Suffrage Tribute Committee commissioned this work and it is a recognized public artwork by the City of Chicago. The Committee was formed in 2020 to honor the work of Illinois women for earning the right to vote and other rights, and to ensure that the stories of women’s activism are told and not forgotten. The focus is to create public art projects that will reach wide audiences and serve to mark the work of women activists in public spaces and venues.
The suffrage murals are the first of the projects in a planned series, followed by historic markers at women’s suffrage sites, sculptural monuments and more state-wide public art recognition of female-idenitying political trailblazers.

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Photographer: Sandy Steinbrecher