1028 S. Shelby St., Indianapolis, IN, 46203
Three Indianapolis-based artists joined forces to create this mural in the “graffiti alley” behind Square Cat Vinyl in Fountain Square. The mural is dedicated to the hip hop legend Biz Markie, who had passed away earlier that summer, and is accompanied by a landscape of whimsical characters. The work was accomplished as part of the 2021 Fountain Square Arts, Music & Fashion festival.
Rae Parker is an artist, art teacher, and member of The EIGHTEEN art collective, where they serve as the program coordinator. They create murals, studio pieces, jewelry, graphic design, and illustrations.
Sylvia “Ess” McKee is an illustrator, graphic designer, and muralist who started out as a graffiti artist, immersed in hip hop culture. She is a teaching artist, a high school track and field coach, and a business owner. Also a member of The EIGHTEEN, she serves as its treasurer.
Greg Carter is a multidisciplinary artist, originally from Niagara Falls, NY. As a queer, non-binary artist, they feel it’s important to represent stories of homophobia, racism, and poverty in order for everyone to gain visibility and respect.
Medium type: Paint
Date created: 2021