There’s a new mural in Highlandtown!
The mural is located at the corner of Eastern Avenue and Dean Street (behind the new library) and is the work of Tom Chalkley & Greg Gannon. The mural has a map concept with a bold statement of “You Are Here!” and was completed the end of October.
The concept is what Chris Ryer calls a "way-finding mural;" it displays the main through streets of the community and a handful of landmark buildings, plus cartoon characters that represent the diverse population of Highlandtown with a variety of activities -- a musician, a pizza chef, a construction worker, a yuppie on his deck, an immigrant studying, etc. This type of work, Anamorphs, has gotten a lot of recent attention because of the work of a British sidewalk artist.