When I was contacted by the people at the Cure Insurance Arena. I was so excited. After checking out the location we decided to do two 35ft x 12ft murals on the same stretch of walls near section 115. We talked about the vision and how the murals will incorporate the County as well as some of the performances that they have at the arena. Since their logo is blue we decided that the background should be warm colors and the foreground images would be blues and greys to make them jump off of the wall. The murals took about a month to complete. We are really pleased with the outcome which culminated in a workshop and press conference.
The mural incorporates an urban rendering of the Trenton Health Teams logo. The mural brings together the concepts in the “Vision for Trenton”- Healthy Environment, Public Spaces, Growing Economy, Effective Education, Healthy Food, Improved safety, Equity, and Social Cohesion, Quality Healthcare. The mural depicts iconic images of the Trenton community. Key Features are the NJ State House, Trenton Battle Monument, and the sculpture “Men Working” by George Segal. Special Thanks to Greg Paulson and the Trenton Health Team.
The “From Potential To Achievement” Mural was created at Christina Seix Academy in Ewing, NJ June 2018.
When I first talked with Dr. Connor from Christina Seix Academy, I loved his vision and the school was such a positive and creative environment. He showed me the wall which is 15ft x 15ft. They wanted to have student interaction as part of the project. The ages ranged from 5 to 13 years old. I came up with the concept of painting a tree with the “leaves” being handprints and symbols. We would use a material that we could cut in different shapes and collage into the mural. They gave me the title “From Potential To Achievement” and their “TRENT” Slogan to work into the design. It was fun to create a mural that incorporated so many styles and techniques. Thanks to Radek Selski for assisting me.
For its fourth year, the Levitt AMP Trenton Music Series activated Mill Hill Park—an easily-accessible, underused park in the state capital’s historic downtown core—building upon the progress of the previous three years, spurring economic activity and community participation, giving people of all backgrounds a place to connect and enliven their community through free, live music.
I curated a great group of artists to repaint the panels on Front and Broad Street during the Levitt Amp Festival. Each week a different artist painted LIVE directly across from the concert series. We have several local artists as well as artists from Philly, NYC, Delaware and Vermont.
Presented by the Trenton Downtown Association, a nonprofit dedicated to promoting economic growth and development as well as arts and cultural activities in the capital city.
After seeing a call for art for the 48 Blocks AC Event, I thought it would be really cool to have a graffiti-inspired chair on the Atlantic City Boardwalk. I was accepted and I started to work out a concept. I wanted something that represented the traditional aspects of graffiti in a bright fun way. I reimagined the “Do AC” logo on the seat back with an Atlantic City skyline in the background. On the chair arms, I painted “Boardwalk Empire” after the hit show. The seat a tribute to Jersey. I tied it all together with a uniform background of chips and designs. The chair is installed on the boardwalk in front of The Ocean Club.
The mural concept is “Growth” represented by the sunflower. It is also depicts planting which is synonymous with planting seeds artistically and the neighborhood growth. I chose the sunflower because it represents light and positivity.
The mural was painted as part of an annual project for Isles Inc. The mural was painted live with Dj It’s Just Ahmad providing the soundtrack.
Mural created at the West Ward Center in Trenton, NJ. Completed in June 2018. This basketball themed mural has a anti-smoking message. Trenton Makes You Strong..Smoking Makes You Weak!
Custom Graffiti Mural by Leon Rainbow for TRC (trcbadgerite.com). Mural incorporates company name and tagline with circuit board background for new corporate headquarters in West Windsor, NJ.
I curated the Murals on Front project. I worked with the Trenton Downtown Association to bring murals to the Levitt Amp Trenton Music Series. We had a different street artists paint live on Thursdays from 5pm to 8 pm each week during the festival from June 29-August 31, 2017. Many of the artists came before and after to finish their masterpieces. Each artist was given full creative control to create their best works of art. The murals were painted on the boarded up sections of the parking garage across the street from the park on front and broad. The murals will remain until the garage is developed or torn down. Participating artists are Bayron Calderon, Mek, Lank, Ras, Will Kasso, Luis Sanchez, HKS 181, Billy Brown, Naval, Leon Rainbow, and Patrick Forsyth.