6. “Preserving La Creation” aka Let’s Preserve the Creation
Artist – Mr. D
Photo by www.thedailycougar.com
2800 San Jacinto Street
The artist, Sebastien “Mr. D” Boileau, created this mural to raise Public Art Awareness. This is the biggest mural in Houston. It measures 60’ X 180’. It took 500 cans of spray paint and 150 gallons of wall paint to paint this mural.
5. "American Queen Mural"
Artist – Michael Savoie
Photo by: savoiegallery.com
3100 Smith Street
The artist wanted to show the beauty of diversity with this abstract realism painting and he succeeded.
4. "Love walls"/ "Peacock"
Artist – Wiley Robertson
Photo by: Www.thecitywithnolimits.com
The Old Post Office 1050 Yale Street
Being somewhat of a “hippie” myself, and growing up around the theme of “make LOVE not war”, I simply love this artist and his work; he chooses to represent positivity with his work and in this day and age I feel like one can never get enough of that! Wiley Robertson has many murals throughout Houston and I combined 2 of Robertson’s murals to make my fourth choice. The photo above is on the side of an old post office.
Photo by www.wileyrobertson.com
3301 Cline Street
This mural was painted by Robertson as a tribute to the old record label Peacock Records who are no longer in business.
3. "Recovery Diaspora"
Artist - Swoon
Photo by www.graphiti-app.com
Houston Street at Bowery
Because of and for the victims of Hurricane Matthew as well as Hurricane Sandy, I have chose this mural the most inspiring for myself. It took approximately one year after the Hurricane Sandy devastated much of Houston. In the mural are the words “People helping people”, "Rise above the challenge" and “You can take our homes but you can't take our hearts”. This mural is a beautiful reminder that in times of tragedy, our communities always rally together and overcome!
2. "Houston Is Inspired"
Artist – Gonzo247 (Mario E. Figueroa, Jr.)
Photo by www.aerosolwarfare.com
Corner of Travis and Preston @Market Square Park
The artist of this mural, Gonzo247, was born and raised in Houston. He created this mural to be the centerpiece of the GHCVB’s “Houston Is Inspired” promo campaign which highlighted Houston’s culinary and arts scene. The campaign was a huge success for the GHCVB.
1. “Be Someone”
Artist – "Unknown"
Photo by www.Itsahoustonthing.com
This is the most photographed landmark in Houston. Painted by an “anonymous” man who hangs off train bridges to paint his work of art. In his own words, “I want people to be able to understand that you can do what you want to do if you put yourself to it.” Need I say more? 😊
Artist – Ryan Hamrick
Photo by www.pinterest.com
800 Town and Country Blvd
Article by: Michelle Church