Pink Dog Creative Commissions New Mural

Artist Jenny Pickens (right) works on a new mural commissioned by Pink Dog Creative on the gallery’s shipping containers. Photo by Rimas Zailskas

Pink Dog Creative has commissioned one of its Southside community neighbors, Jenny Pickens, to design and paint a mural on the gallery’s shipping containers opposite its location at 342 Depot St. This is the second mural Pink Dog co-founders Randy Shull and Hedy Fischer have commissioned from a Southside artist, with the first completed by Cleaster Cotton two years ago.
“We felt that during the holiday season, it’d be great to add some art that felt more festive and connecting,” says Shull. “The containers at Pink Dog provide a public forum for artmaking.”

Pickens, a native of the Southside community, has titled her design “Zola’s Embrace (peaceful earth).” The mural depicts an African-American woman in a colorful skirt, bending with a needle and thread over a cracked map of the Earth. “This particular design really posts a positive image of how to knit this fractured world back together into a whole,” says Shull.
About her art, Pickens adds, “With so much negative energy going on worldwide, I wanted to show Mother Nature repairing the world with the love that’s been lost. We all share a common goal. Peace on earth.”

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