NETHER in West Baltimore. (West Lombard x South Payson)
RIP SMASH aka T-MAC. 1981-2013
Had a great time painting this memorial mural that was organized by Smash’s closest friend’s and family. Special thanks to KY for the idea and navigating all the logistics. Met some solid folks with some true ambition to help a struggling area rise up as well as pay respects.
Context: The house on the left is 2100 Hollins St, the house that Smash lived when he was young (now demolished). The house on the right was his last residence, 1900 Fredrick Avenue, which is on the same block as the mural. The tattoos below his eyes are of a spade and a “BH” standing for the intersection of W.Baltimore Street and Hilton Street which is where he hung out. Above his left eye is the text “Love is Pain”.