Checking on the First Street Green ‘Wasteland’ [PHOTOS]

Posted on: June 28th, 2018 at 5:03 am by

Hello friends!

As previously reported, our neighbors at First Street Green Park put out an open call for muralist for their “Wasteland” theme. This was the pitch for the open-air street gallery…

Picture a time in the not-so-distant future – a “post human” era of apocalyptic proportion. According to geologists, we now live in the Anthropocene, an era marked by disastrous human impact on the atmosphere, plant and animal species and irreversible damage to the Earth’s oceans. What would a “post human” era look like? Would the Earth irredeemably continue as a toxic wasteland or would nature triumph once more over all traces of humanity?

The call to arms for artists proved successful for the First Street Green curators (which includes Centre-fuge co-founder Jonathan Neville), attracting nearly two-dozen artists to the spot. And now the notorious “rat alley” is adorned with some wasteland-esque art throughout the park. From toxic green sludge to half-humans, the newest roster of artists adorning are:

East Plywood Walls Facing Houston (listed in order of their murals, west to east)

  • Levi Haske
  • Charles Basman
  • Arbiter
  • Christopher Chiavetta
  • Ruadrhi Kelly
  • Anna Souvorov
  • Re McBride
  • Myles Hunt
  • Nicholas Borelli
  • K-Nor
  • Chelsea Marotta
  • Alexia Dizi
  • Erin Sharpe
  • Vanessa Powers
  • Chenlin Cai
  • Mikaela Zwyer

Brick Wall in Courtyard

  • Ramiro Davaro-Comas
  • Gongkan
  • Natalio
  • Ghosting

Our planet is becoming plastic. Will this newest incarnation of murals help spread the message of planet positivity?

One can only hope.

For now, the rats seem to be enjoying their upgraded digs.

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