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Don’t mess with that panda! (Norf Wall gallery, part 7)


Returning to a project I’ve neglected for a while, the Norf Wall. This image is well, a panda. It seems to be signed SMOK, possibly from Atlanta. We all know ATL is the airport code for Hartsfield-Jackson in Atlanta, right? No matter where you are going, you got to make a connection to Atlanta, and that includes Heaven and Hell. “Ultra Happy” appears elsewhere at the site. While this panda is inside the gate, and this is hidden art depending on the day and time, there is a gigantic Ultra Happy on the exterior that I’ll feature later. In the meantime, be careful about pandas. UPDATE: See part 8 about Ultra Happy and the #uhcrew.

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6 Part 8 Part 9 Part 10 Part 11 Part 12 Part 13

See the pin for Part 1 on the map. Located at the north end of the 800 block of 19th Street N., at the corner of Herman Street. It’s impossible to miss. Street parking is very haphazard. There is a lot to see here, and also a lot of overgrown weeds (depending on the time of year) so wear the right shoes!

The address is in the picture

Graffiti tags mural street art Nashville

Gracing the east wall of Renaissance Stone Company in The Nations is this collection of tags and a piece of the Nashville skyline. There are some familiar names here. I’ve certainly seen the “Rasmo” tag in plenty of places. I’d say also that these seem a little more technically difficult than some similar installations, or at least more complex with the use of color. It also does not use the “series of panels” pattern that is common in the permitted/commissioned graffiti installations, so the close-ups below do not neatly divide the piece in the way I can usually do it. This is relatively new, as it boasts a 2015 date.

Located at 5700 Califonia Avenue in The Nations. Califonia and 56th (not 57th) both intersect with Centennial. Makeshift street parking, or park at the stone company. The mural actually faces 57th Avenue North.

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And we’re back!

Graffiti tags mural street art Nashville
Your intrepid blogger has returned from vacation, just in time to find this installation without cars parked in front of it! Found on the backside of Asphalt Beach on Woodland Street in East Nashville, this piece is familiar to anyone who has parked around back of Five Points Mexican Cantina or the bank next door, though it is often partly obscured by parked cars. It is obviously the product of the same crew that produced the enormous installation on the KM Auto Inc building at 1808 Nolensville Rd featured in “It’s cold out there!” Many of the same signatures are featured, such as “Rasmo,” and the “UH” symbol appears here as well.

UPDATE: This mural was damaged by the March 3, 2020 tornado. Its fate is uncertain. See What we lost in the storm.

Located on the backside (north) of Asphalt beach at 961 Woodland Street. Easily accessed by the alley that runs between Woodland and Main.

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