About 9th and SE Stark Street, in the gravel lot of the Imago Theatre, is a 70 foot x 12 foot mural of jungle foliage and several figures. I couldn’t make out a signature for the original artist, but much of the artwork has been ruined by thoughtless vandals.

Does anyone know who made this? Perhaps it was for an event?

The paint wasn’t meant to last long – not more than a few years. Murals need paint and color which can hold up in rain, wind, summer and winter. Paint here is chipping and flaking everywhere. No one has maintained or cleaned or protected this artwork.

I guess it’s a rogue artwork – not entitled to recognition or protection or respect. Just junk. I guess.

Too bad it’s beautiful.

UPDATE 2007 – this mural has been painted over.