Mural, Mural On the Wall

 

…Who’s got the baddest ‘fro of them all?

photo: c/o Joe Nix
photo: c/o Joe Nix

I am pleased to share the completed mural by the incredibly talented Joe Nix. This piece was created for Uncle Ike’s Pot Shop in the Central District of Seattle and within a few weeks of meeting with Joe he had already completed this beauty. When asked if I wanted to be a part of the project I was humbled and hella excited—be spray painted larger than life on the side of a pot shop? Absolutely. Though I’m still fairly new to the city and the area, I have been here long enough to know that the profile of the Central District is rapidly changing (read GENTRIFICATION: the ruin of communities of color everywhere) and therefore the decision to put my kinky fro and blackness (peep the “Uhuru” shirt [meaning “freedom” for the uninitiated]) on the building makes me even happier than seeing my face every day 😉

Thanks again to Joe Nix for making magic and Uncle Ike’s Pot Shop for providing the space. Below are some pics snapped by others.

photo: c/o Joe Nix
photo: c/o Joe Nix

going up…

photo: c/o Joe Nix
photo: c/o Joe Nix

Classic Converse. Shoe Detail.

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photo: c/o Uncle Ike’s Pot Shop

Fans lined up to meet and greet Wiz Khalifa… or waiting to kiss a queen’s feet.

photo: c/o Kai Small
photo: c/o Kai Small

How many Amanyas are there?

 

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