This expansive mural wraps around the corner of Oretha Castle Haley and Jackson Avenue, lighting up the corner with a bright and joyful color palette. It was painted to honor Big Chief Bo Dollis Sr. of the Wild Magnolias Mardi Gras Indians. Bo Dollis grew up on Jackson Ave, and now this magnificent portrait is permanently installed in his neighborhood. The surrounding residents love the mural and are proud to have it adorn the corner!
This painting features the beating "Heart of the City", an iconic representation of the culture of New Orleans overlaid on a map of the Mississippi River Crescent. The banana flower echoes this symbology and reminds us that our communities will continue to bloom as we pour in our love and resources.
These fine art giclée prints are now exclusively available in the Monica Kelly Studio web shop in two custom sizes: 18x30" and 13x21".