July 30, 2023

Art Style: Murals

Martin Luther King Jr.

During a time of civil unrest amidst the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak in early 2020, a friend of Shane’s who lives and owns a business, Stahl Firepits, a fabrication shop, in Portland Oregon reached out to Shane to commission a dramatic black and white portrait of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  His heart was to foster a sense of cross-cultural unity within the community of nearby locally-owned and run shops and businesses. As Shane worked with acrylic and spray paints on the sixteen-foot wide by fourteen-foot high mural, Portlanders approached Shane and personally let him know how much it meant to them to have such a grand, iconic representation of a man who passionately and peacefully sought unity in a time of civil unrest in his own day.