It was that time of the year when the residents of a special neighborhood in Astoria, Queens and AD HOC collaborate together to throw the 5th annual Welling Court Mural Project. Over 80 local and international artists come to paint the neighborhood turning it into an outdoor gallery once again. It was my 4th time painting at the wall located at Main and 30th Avenues, across the street from the community garden park.
This year I wanted to bring back portraiture but in a different way.
This was my first time painting a fictitious character. I chose to paint the Marvel comics’ super hero, The Incredible Hulk. The Hulk has always been one of my favorite comic book characters and since Marvel created more versions of the original Green (which was the best), the Grey Hulk and the Red Hulk, I created the Yellow Hulk. Why did I choose yellow? It is quite simple, yellow is the official color representing Fumeroism, as seen with the Table Series Logo and the original Grampa painted canvas. It was a lot of fun painting a comic book portrait and I may have opened up Pandora’s Box with this mural my friends.
Special thanks to Ad Hoc for bringing me back for my 4th year and to the people of Welling Court for opening up your block and sharing your community and delicious BBQ with the public