Charlie Parker’s Mood

Charlie Parker’s Mood was created as a collaborative project with Google Fiber. The mural is based on experiencing synesthesia while listening to music. The design conveys the sense of being taken over by the moods and vibes embedded within Jazz. While the mural is a tribute to Charlie Parker, I used a blacked out silhouette to represent the legendary Jazz player, as this allows for visitors to the historic Jazz district to take part in the jazz experience and, at the same time, reflects the history African Americans had on creating the district and cultivating & mastering jazz in that area.

Due to time constraints & freezing weather, the 15ft x 23 ft mural was painted in a single session using spray paint solely!