Birdcap and Richt are two artists who drew a particular amount of attention during the third annual Pow! Wow! DC Mural Festival last week in NoMa.
Birdcap created Don’t Go, a fanciful multi-story mural depicting a statuesque Egyptian god with its arms crossed in a Wakanda salute and a donut mother losing her sprinkles because her child is leaving. The wall’s nooks and crannies as well as its crumbling spots presented a challenge but ultimately afforded the mural an intriguing textural appearance. Birdcap’s studio is in Memphis, TN. You can see Don’t Go on N Street NE (next to the Hyatt Place) and more of his artwork here.
Richt painted Never Better, an eye-catching eclectic collage of comic book-like scenes that include a pensive Spiderman, a leggy gambler, a wormy apple, a ubiquitous cellphone, wandering eyeballs, a shout-out to his son, and much more. Richt lives and works in Bristol, UK. You will find Never Better on K Street NE near North Capitol Street and more of his work here.
Richt encountered a particularly pesky clogged cap.
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