Here is a view of Pleasant Street and the dove above Brazo courtesy of Case (good name – I might add!). This is probably one of the most missed murals in town, neatly tucked above Brazo in somewhat of a natural setting. The shot below by Alexandros Vasmoulakis is probably one of the most commented on in town, as far as I’ve noticed. The mouth and vibrant colors are definitely striking – especially when you don’t expect to encounter a giant piece of street art. I’m not sure that it’s “Portsmouth”, but I think that’s part of the whole point – it’s gotten a great dialogue going…and has made the Marple & James building a bit more interesting for a few months.
A new surprise on the Pleasant Street side of the Marple & James building made an appearance this afternoon in Portsmouth. After I got out of work in the afternoon, I was quite surprised to see someone making their mark on the wall with a ladder on site and everything. Pretty cool to see this going up in real time, and shocked I didn’t notice it sooner. I’m curious to see if it’s all done – and to hear more about how and why this art made its way to Pleasant Street.