Local artist’s mural draws on the classics

Published: Aug. 3, 2022 at 7:00 AM CDT
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JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - A local artist put the finishing touches on his latest work in downtown Jonesboro.

Braden Walls has been painting full-time for more than a year and has sold his art in cities such as Chicago.

Walls used Roman mythology as an inspiration to spray-paint a mural located on South Main Street.

“Since it’s a beauty salon and they mentioned painting a woman, and since this building has been known as the Roman Touch building, I thought I would do some research on Roman and Greek mythology,” he said.

The mural took Walls over 80 hours to complete.

He says everything on the mural represents something, like the butterflies which represent Arkansas’s state butterfly.

Walls said he hopes to see more artists beautify local spaces and looks forward to working with more businesses.

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