A selection of murals throughout my career
“1768” (2018) 200 S Tryon
Worked closely with the client on subject matter, but drew a lot of inspiration from the cities history all within my signature aesthetic.
“OLD vs NEW” (2017) Novel Noda
This mural was inspired by an old boxing gym that once resided where the community now stands. It's my understanding that the brick wall upon which the mural is painted is actually the original brick wall of this old gym, which is cool seeing as that particular space has now been turned into the new complex's fitness center. As for the subject matter, there are two vintage boxers squaring off with each other, which is meant to represent the fight between the old and the new of our ever-growing city -- celebrating what was once there, as well as what is there now. Although it is sad to see things being torn down, it's also exciting to watch firsthand as Charlotte grows and finds its identity. I do think it's important that we remember the history of this city though, and as older buildings come down and new ones go up, I feel that incorporating culture and art into them is a vital way to breathe life into these new spaces, as well as an opportunity to celebrate the city's history.
“The Battle Within” (2018) KadiFit
There are two battles raging. One with the person inside of us and one with the person across of us. Once you master the person inside of you the person outside doesn’t matter. I wanted to use my signature boxers and this wall to remind those people who are working on improving themselves of the battle that really matters. Thankful for Mike and Katie for giving me the opportunity to bless their wall at Kadi Fit This was an easy project to get behind as they are working tirelessly on spreading good vibes and improving yourself in mind, body, and soul. 📸: @katherine_kirchner
“Midwood” (2018) Overton Row
Charlotte is a rapidly growing city with people of all different shapes, sizes, colors, places and backgrounds coming together to form it's new identity. Plaza Midwood being a piece of the city is a representation of the microcosm of Charlotte. The relationship between the different patterns, typefaces, colors and shapes within this mural reflect the micro and macro of Charlotte. At first glance it's busy, maybe a little anxious and different, but as we take a step back and start to look long enough we find that the small and diverse pieces come together to form a bigger picture, no matter how different they might be from each other.
“Midwood Crowns” (2018) Overton Row
These are an expressive and gestural take on the iconic crown of the city. I was an illustration major so anytime I have the opportunity to flex on some loose lines I’m in. A huge thanks to Overtonrow and Plaza Midwood for allowing me to bless their walls. Also, shout out to Mel for being a good sport and showing how it’s done.