Graffiti Walls in EaDo Houston February 10 2016, 4 Comments
One night during Quilt Market, we stumbled upon a beautiful graffiti wall being touched up while walking back from dinner. We decided we would swing by on our way out of town and snap some photos of our mini quilts in front of the wall. We later discovered this wall was part of an entire series of walls in the neighborhood covered in striking art by artists from around the world!
When we got out of our van to snap some photos, we noticed a man there checking on the walls. His pants were covered in paint, so we asked if he was one of the artists. Turns out he was! Even more impressive, he is the man who organized this whole area!
Meet Gonzo! He is the founder and director of Aerosol Warfare, a street/urban art gallery and artist resource center that shows, sells, and assists street, urban, and graffiti artists from Houston and beyond. The first photo featuring "Houston" is one of his artworks.
I matched this Mini Piccadilly Circle quilt in my Sassy when Caffeinated shirt! We had a few shirts made to wear at Quilt Market. It was kind of nice having a uniform so we didn't have to think about what to wear each morning!
This is what the wall looks like when you stepped back. Isn't it amazing? I absolutely love the zippers going up the sides! Kristy is in there for scale. This wasn't a small building!
I love how striking this One Way quilt looks against this colorful section of the wall! This artist repeated his name over and over in different colors and chunky letters to fill in his space on the wall. It makes a great backdrop!
We snapped a photo of our Mini Lantern Lane quilt in front of a section of the wall that had a Wonder Bread color scheme that is challenging it's viewers to wonder about the world we live in.
Kristy's shirt and our Mini Prism Parkway quilt looked great on this magenta and periwinkle section of the wall. I love photographing at graffiti walls because you get an abstract chunk of color close up and beautiful artwork further away.
Here is our rainbow Mini Churndash Court in front of three different sections of the wall. I loved the yellow chunk of wall with the bone popping through and of course, I am a sucker for black and white! We weren't prepared for a photoshoot at all, so Kristy is holding the quilt in each photo!
All the above photos were take in that parking lot! It is fun to step back and match the closeup photos to the section of wall they were taken in. This wall has pieces by 5 different artists from all over the world including Mexico City and New York.
Across the street was another parking lot and an alleyway full of more graffiti art. Kristy found a set of wings and is rocking our "I'm all about that Sass, 'bout that sass" shirt!
This vertical piece featuring loads of little colorful mischievous creatures made me smile. We snapped some photos of our Mini Lombard Street quilt in front of it.
We paired our color-wheel Mini Piccadilly Circle quilt with a beautifully painted black and white wall. You know I can't resist pairing rainbows with black and white!
Our Mini Churndash Court quilt featuring a red churndash fit in perfectly on this colorful chunk of wall.
We had an absolute blast taking these quick photos in EaDo Houston last October and plan to do another little shoot next Quilt Market! We also just had a fun photoshoot in RiNo Denver, so there will be a few more graffiti walls coming soon to this blog! Thank you for stopping by!