Welling Court Mural Project


For about 2 and a half years, my main office was located in Astoria until the move to Midtown this spring. I felt like I knew the area pretty well for the basics: post office, parking spots, Starbucks. The opening scene of Orange is the New Black, season 3, episode 3, even had me all excited because I walked by that restaurant every day (um, where was I when this was filming). However, I was totally unaware that a mere 10 minute walk from my office was Welling Court – an area with over 130 murals, until I saw on Instagram that Danielle Mastrion was working on a piece. I was in the area on Sunday so I checked it out and it was truly impressive. Taking photographs of murals is kind of similar to taking pictures of art in a museum, minus the iPad, but I did put the camera down frequently to just take it all in.


wellingct3Mural by Danielle Mastrion, Lexi Bella, and Mike Baca to spread awareness for Yazidi women. “Hey dude, do you mind taking a picture of me?” – photo credit to the man above,


wellingct4Dasic Fernandez.




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