Last week, world-renowned artist Jeff Huntington was in Baltimore painting a stunning new mural in Wilson Alley, near the corner of Park Avenue and W Franklin Street. The mural depicts a Chinese dragon and the Conquering Lion of Judah slithering their way in and out of the building’s windows. These symbols honor the neighborhood’s past and present. Over 30 years ago, the neighborhood was Baltimore’s vibrant Chinatown. Nowadays, the area is home to a thriving Ethiopian community.
This is Jeff’s first mural in Baltimore. His wife Julia Gibb and colleague Stephanie Baker provided considerable assistance prepping the wall and painting the background. Once these hundreds and hundreds of scales were complete, Jeff began to work his magic – using color to create depth and dimension.
The proponents of this mural are the Baltimore Development Corporation, the Time Group (the development corporation building the new 500 Park Avenue luxury apartment complex), and the Bromo Arts and Entertainment District.
You can see more of his remarkable street art in Annapolis (his hometown), Washington DC, and Northern Virginia. Be sure to check his website for full information about his studio work and gallery representation.
Note: be sure to keep your eye out for Jeff’s next mural here in Baltimore – on the new Anthem House apartment complex in Locust Point. Jeff is slated to start painting here later this month.
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