The Project Lennon

The Project Lennon embraces and empowers our youth through the arts. We are proposing a joint project to end the blighting impact of graffiti. We will redirect youthful creativity and enthusiasm into graphic art. The Project Lennon is a non-profit 501(c)(3) that advocates for art, music, and peace for our neighborhoods. Our project has grown way beyond our original intent and surprised us.


On Memorial Day, 2001, #artivist Sam Ballard installed the two original bronze castings of "Spirit" on the cupolas of the Lewis Bank of Commerce. The building, #73 on the San Diego Historic Register, was the anchor to the now famous Gaslamp Quarter Redevelopment District. Sam Ballard's eagles are available made-to-order in bronze casting. Various mounting options and materials make this bird adaptable for most architectural applicaions.

Sam Ballard

 2260 El Cajon Boulevard, Suite #475
San Diego, California 92104

Sam Ballard was born in South Africa and immigrated to the United States in 1976. Ballard has been a professional artist for over twenty years and is skilled in a variety of mediums. The artist is most renowned for his work with the Los Angeles County Natural History Museum.