Brazilian artist Alex Senna, with collaborative support from Section 1 Project and Urban Walls Brazil, created a fascinating new mural on Union Street in Woodberry. Entitled Oh, Baltimore ain’t hard just to live?, the mural depicts three children playing with a small fire that’s generating a lot of smoke. To see more of Senna’s artwork, visit his website.
Several weeks ago, someone used a roller to write The “L” and the butterfly in large block letters below the roof line of the abandoned warehouse opposite the new mural by Alex Senna. Last weekend, someone buffed that enigmatic message and wrote Jim Crow runs Bmore!! One could see the same message farther south along I-83 near the North Howard Street bridge until the City buffed it a couple of days ago.
Renowned Baltimore artist Nether completed an inspirational new mural on the corner of Orleans Street and N Minton Avenue. This is the second mural Nether has created for Arts+Parks. Earlier this year, Nether partnered with professional landscaper Elise Victoria to form Arts+Parks. Together they create art-filled green spaces in Baltimore’s underserved communities. With the new mural complete, Elise is now busy landscaping the McElderry Park on N Minton Avenue. You can read Charm City Streets’ report on their first project: the Carey Street Pocket Park in the Harlem Park neighborhood.
Wire sculptor extraordinaire Reed Bmore created a thought-provoking new piece entitled DACA. It shows a surveillance camera popping out of a piñata.
There was a lot of artistic activity in Sowebo this month. On the wall of the West Side One Stop Super Mart, dope 3D burners by writers Jigl and Wasp replaced the landmark piece created by Ryke, Wake, Ways, Sear, and Dame.
Along with Stoe, Jigl and Wasp were also busy steaming up walls on the north side of town.
On the corner of S Monroe and McHenry Streets in Sowebo, someone completely scribbled over the smokin’ hot burners Jam-One, Daver, Arbor, Tale, and Stoe painted in mid-June. Arek, Crown, Stamp, Walt, Duer, and Rei21replaced the scribblings with dope new work.
Much-admired writers Jurne and Stoe must have water-wings as their side-by-side Graffatties burners illustrate. Keepin’ it real may be exhaustin’!, but Jurne and Stoe deliver 100% each time they take aerosol can in hand.
Very pleased to see Adam Stab created a new masterpiece on Morton Street in the Station North Arts District.
Scurrying about underpasses, Charm City Streets came across remarkable pieces by Drips, Earth, Pedal, Jekyl, and Jakot.
Walt, Busboy and Hazel were busy keeping it deliciously simple along a well-trod park trail in the Hampden area.
Near Patterson Park, a carnivorous apex predator decked out in a tutu practiced her balletic plies. Dutta, the artist of this eye-catching wheatpaste, told Charm City Streets many more dino paste-ups are in the works. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled.
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