Signage and Murals 1997-2005

A gallery of hand-painted vernacular signage and murals mostly produced for commercial establishments.  Typically, but not always, the work of professional sign painters and often humorous, these are one-of-a-kind works of street art.


Since around 1996 Mary Paulsen has built a chapel and a series of small buildings out of wood and bottles to house her collection of 60’s pop culture and Coca-Cola memorabilia, as well as her own artworks.

Minter 1

In the lot next to his house overlooking Shadowlawn Memorial Gardens, a historically black cemetery containing the remains of slaves, Joe Minter has assembled an “African Village in America” out of found materials. Upside-down crutch-spears, anthropomorphic figures and faces, slave ships, and re-creations of locations and milestones in Civil Rights history populate the village. Concrete […]