Welling Court is a street in the Astoria neighborhood of Queens, NYC. In 2009 the good folks at Ad Hoc Art teamed up with Welling Court resident Jonathan Ellis to organize the first mural painting event in the neighborhood. Radiating out from the intersection of Welling Court and 30th Ave. hundreds of street and graffiti artists have congregated annually to paint. Many of the neighborhood's residents are vital to making this event so special and welcoming. Shout out to Louie and his family!
This is my third Welling Court mural, painted in 2014. It is part of my Ride to Live project and is based on Dia de Los Muertos sculptures I saw while living in Mexico City. I am very grateful for some late night help that I received from Marcy and Louie on this one. Additionally I produced an edition of screen prints of the same image that you can see and purchase in the prints section of this site.