UCN HOUSING X PICTURE THAT CONSULTANTS
I got the opportunity to work with University Choice Neighborhoods and Picture That Consultants to create a mural at the historic Roosevelt Hall in Atlanta, GA. This mural titled, "Generational Love," celebrates Black culture and blends different art forms together that paint a picture of Black creativity. Our music, dances, and hairstyles are ways in which we continue to connect with our heritage. They are also ways in which we tell stories and pass on traditions. The cellist pours his feelings into his music as he performs the blues. The dancers in the background get lost in the music as they tell a story of their own moving to the rhythm of the beat. The Matriarch braiding the younger woman's hair is an act of love, but also a right of passage for many Black children. This mural was completed using a mix of spray paint and exterior paint. Content captured by Michael Jarrin.
THE CAMP NORTH END X ARKO
While visiting family in Charlotte, NC, I met local artist ARKO who introduced me to Camp North End and told me about his rotating garage door exhibition. Every few months, he invites a new artist to paint over his garage door located at the camp. The only catch is that the mural must be completed in one day. I had a blast working with ARKO and leaving my mark on the Charlotte community.
COCA COLA CO. X ABV GALLERY
I got the chance to work with the Coca Cola Co. and ABV gallery to bring a mural to the AU center in the middle of Atlanta's HBCUs. This mural titled, "HBCU Pride," is a tribute to the illustrious legacy of Morehouse, Spellman, Clark Atlanta, and Morris Brown. It was important to me that the students walking by on the way to class would feel seen and represented in this piece. Both Spray paint and exterior paint were used in the creation of this mural.
THE DREAMER X ATLANTA OFFICE OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS
I painted this utility box mural titled, "The Dreamer," for the Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs (AOCA) located on M.L.K. Jr DR as a tribute to the late Dr. King. The utility box was cleaned and primed prior to the start and Golden Fluid acrylics were used. The AOCA required that the box be sealed with MSA varnish upon completion.
PLAZA WALLS 2022
In October of 2022, I traveled to OKC to paint for the Plaza Walls mural festival. A mix of spray paint and exterior paint was used in the creation of this mural. Content captured by Michael Jarrin.
FORWARD WARRIOR 2022
I was invited by Peter Ferrari to participate in the annual Forward Warrior mural festival.
SUNNY DAYS MURAL FESTIVAL 2022
In August of 2022, I got the chance to travel to Edmond, OK to paint for the Sunny Days Mural Festival. This piece is 11' H x 33' L. Spray paint and exterior paint were used in the creation of this mural.
ORMEWOOD BRIDGE X ATLANTA BELTLINE
This project was done in collaboration with Art on the Atlanta Beltline. The piece was inspired by the Greek mythology story of "The Fates." The three beings are weaving Goddesses who decide the destinies for all. They're represented as Black women to show a historically marginalized group in control of all of humanity. The sides of the bridge depict the personal stories of the two most influential women in my life, my maternal and paternal grandmothers. They're done in the flat, 2D style of Greek pottery from the Corinthian period. Media: exterior paint and spray paint. Content captured by Michael Jarrin.
This piece titled Inferno is 49 sqft and done as a part of "Stacks Squares," a quarterly mural festival located in Cabbage town, Atlanta, Georgia. Media: exterior paint and spray paint.
MAIN STREET COLLEGE PARK
This 120 sq ft mural was created for Main street in College park as a part of a selfie wall project. I got to work closely with the street manager as we discussed the best design to reflect the local community. This mural can be found on the side of the restaurant, The Real Milk & Honey. Media: exterior paint and spray paint.
The inspiration behind this 120 sq ft mural came from my father's mother. Not once did she ever call me by my name. Instead she referred to me as "Sweet Thang." She passed away a while ago, but I continue to miss and cherish the memories I have of her. The mural was created as part of Elevate Atlanta's month long public art festival in October of 2021. This mural is located at The Beacon inside the Artists Cove. Media: exterior paint and spray paint.
44 PARCEL X BONFIRE ATL
This 120 sq ft mural is located at the new Bonfire ATL location in Atlanta, GA. I was given free range to paint whatever I desired so I went with a whimsical and lighthearted design. The media consists of a combination of exterior paint and spray paint.
THE DOCTORS BUILDING
This 900 sqft mural is located on the corner of M.L.K. Jr. Dr. and James P. Brawley in Atlanta. This mural commemorates the first Black Family owned Medical practice in Atlanta. From right to left, the figures on the building are: William Holmes Borders Sr., Dr. Theodore Benson, Dr. Juel Pate Borders-Benson, William Holmes Borders Jr., and Gloria Thomas Borders. The building was built in 1965 and was the result of WHB Sr.s "Vision" for the careers of his children and their spouses. Each of them received their education at different HBCUs in Atlanta. Media: exterior paint and spray paint.
CUZ I LOVE YOU ATLANTA
This mural was painted live at the "Cuz I Love You Atlanta" Festival at Best End Brewing. I was given free range to design a 10' x 10' piece to place along the Belt Line. Media: exterior paint and spray paint.
TOWN HOUSE MURAL