JBAK have had a busy month in the U.S. with big murals in both Washington DC and Sarasota Florida.
First up the boys landed in Washington DC to participate in the 2013 Murals DC project organized by ‘Words Beats & Life‘, a non profit organization who’s mission is “to transform individual lives and whole communities through the presentation & teaching of the 4 elements of hip-hop culture.” (rhyming, djing, break-dancing, and graffiti)
JBAK worked with local youths from the program to develop the concept for the mural and used them as the models for the mural as well. The young adults pictured in the artwork are from the area and actually helped each day in the painting of the mural.
Thanks to Mazi and the whole crew at WBL and the team at Revive DC for all your help.
The second stop was Sarasota Florida where JBAK was invited to participate in the ‘Going Vertical’ part of the massive Sarasota Chalk Festival.
The canvas for the mural was a former warehouse that supplied all the ice and beer for the city of Sarasota for years. The building has been many things since those days but the locals have always referred to the building as ‘The Ice House’. JBAK decided to keep the old Ice House vibe alive and painted this future contemporary art gallery with an icy mural melting in the hot south Florida sun.