Well-loved Athens artist David Hale’s canvases include skin, skateboards, panels, album covers and…walls.
To celebrate the AthFest Music & Arts Festival’s 20th year, organizers from AthFest Educates commissioned Hale and The Lindon House Arts Center to create a mural working with area youth. The three local high school students Kalib, Kiran and Mara, along with other students at the arts center assisted with the creation.
BirdSong, featuring twenty intricate and breathtaking birds (one for each year of the festival) lives on the wall of retailer with a heart, Philanthropy, at the corner of Washington and Pulaski streets. It borders the parking lot of fun game bar, The Rook & Pawn.
Hale, owner of Love Hawk, is known all over the world for his intricate, nature and spiritually inspired designs on tattoos, panels, skateboards, murals and more. He has a history with both the location and AthFest. Before BirdSong, another of his murals once lived on that same wall, and he was the featured artist for the 2013 AthFest.
Roam & Ramble was inspired by my Jeep Wrangler I absolutely love to drive. As I roam past various curiosities on my journeys, I often wonder about them and decided to make a game of taking a shot that has to feature some part of my Jeep and then ramble on a bit about whatever it is that has me wondering. #MyJeepStory #KB4Jeep
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