653 Virginia Ave, Indianapolis, IN, 46203
This mural, located on the building housing the restaurant Bluebeard and Amelia’s Bakery, features a portrait of country music star Dolly Parton sporting prison-style tattoos referring to two of her most iconic works: the 1980 movie and song 9 to 5 and the 1973 song Jolene. There is also a teardrop tattoo under her right eye; this tattoo can have many meanings including mourning loss, but is frequently seen on prison inmates; the artist may have included it to make Parton look tough. The mural was created during an informal artist’s residency in Indianapolis in the summer of 2019.
Jules Muck, aka MuckRock, is a street artist from England who learned her craft in the 1990s from Lady Pink and many other legends of graffiti and hip-hop culture. After working extensively in New York, she moved to Venice, California in 2008. She currently works nationally and internationally, with major works in various locations including Miami’s famous Wynwood district, produced with Art Basel Miami. MuckRock’s street works are both invited and unsanctioned, and she has created work for gallery exhibitions.
Medium type: Paint
Date created: 2019