MARCH 20 - APRIL 11, 2021

Cherry Tattoo

By Andrew Funk

My intention for this project is to make the giant cherry blossom sculpture look similar to how cherry blossoms are traditionally depicted in classic Japanese style tattoos. Since our national cherry blossoms at the tidal basin were a gift from Japan I thought it would be a good way to represent their contribution to our city. The way in which they are typically designed in Japanese tattooing is also how they’re done in American Traditional (Sailor Jerry etc) tattooing as well so it seems especially appropriate for this project.

See this sculpture at 11th & I Sts. NW (CityCenterDC plaza).

Andrew Funk

Alexandria, VA

Muralist, mainly influenced by 1980/90s NY and DC graffiti. Has done a lot of work in the DMV area, including the recent addition to 3Stars Brewing Company and restoring the Marilyn Monroe mural on Calvert st in woodley park. Has also done a lot of project with Ian Callendar of Blind Whino and Tom Pipkin of Pipkin Creative. Also previously did a project with the National Cherry Blossom Festival in 2016.

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