Hense Beautifies Atlanta Underpasses With His Latest "Float" Mural on Arizona Avenue
Something a little different from down south killer, Hense. He has recently completed two new public murals underneath the MARTA and CSX rails on Arizona Avenue in Atlanta. The public works are roughly 18×100 feet and painted with exterior latex enamel and aerosol on concrete. The pieces were funded with a grant awarded by the City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs. These murals are now an asset of the City of Atlanta and will be included in the permanent collection of public art.
“This November and early December I’ll be working on some new murals for the City of Atlanta. I received a grant from the Office of Cultural Affairs Contracts for Arts Services Program earlier this year to create the pieces. My team and I are going to install dual murals on an underpass in a neighborhood very close to where I grew up, which is Candler Park/Edgewood. They will be roughly twenty-five feet tall by two-hundred feet wide each. I chose this location because I feel it represents a portal to a growing artist community. Over the years I have watched the walls get painted by graffiti artists and covered by the City’s signature grey paint. The layers of history on this structure have always intrigued me as an artist. The walls themselves are perfect canvases for works of public art. I am very excited about the project as I believe the murals will enhance the neighborhood and provide a little color to the walls which are constantly painted grey, ultimately providing a better visual experience to residents of Atlanta.” –Hense
Photo: Steve Cole