Monday, October 24, 2011

Anacostia's Newest Mural - What Do You Think?

Designed and painted by Bryan Conner, Anacostia's newest mural sits at the intersection of MLK Ave and U Street SE. It is bright, hopeful, and looks professionally done. It has cherry blossoms, a great MLK quotation, and buzzwords signaling what is important to the neighborhood: nurturing, community, light, culture, and respect.


the mural fades from being highly detailed to simple line drawings...


artist Bryan Conner spraying the final finishing touches...


I love the pop of the cherry blossoms...


the view from across the street...



I like this quotation because it really represents what's going on in the neighborhood: a growing dedication to seeing it develop into a place that it inclusive, beautiful, and bright. What do you think of the new mural?

(And remember what this spot used to look like?)

4 comments:

Ann-Marie said...

I love it! Our neighborhood needs way more of this! Good job, Bryan.

Critically Urban said...

In contrast to many of the specifically African-American-focused murals that dot DC's landscape, this is a fantastic mural that I think a great number of people in the city can connect with.

Scenic Artisan said...

i haven't seen it in person, but from your photo it looks like one of the prettiest murals in the city.

Anonymous said...

Amazing work from a truly talented artist! This piece will really help brighten up the neighborhood, and give off hope and faith to it's neighbors!