Created and Sold by Ricky Watts

Ricky Watts

Spectrum of Pride

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Painted in July, 2015 for the inaugural Outer Space Mural Festival. Approx. 65’ x 18’ - painted w/ aerosol spray-paint. From the artist: ““My original concept for this mural was based on the ““color spectrum”” or ““color wheel””. It was never intended to be a ““rainbow”” but a interesting event happened while I was working on the wall. About three days in, the U.S. Supreme Court legalized gay marriage and I quickly found myself in a predicament. People started stopping by the wall, cheering, honking, expressing what a great symbol of pride the mural was. At first I was adamant in explaining that the mural was based on the color wheel and not a gay pride mural but realized after a few failed attempts that it didn’t matter. The whole thing was far greater than I, and people were going to view it as they saw fit. So shut my mouth, embraced what was happening and finished my project. The mural has become a symbol of pride throughout Old Fourth Ward and Northeast Atlanta and I think that’s pretty damn cool””.

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Ricky Watts

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Ricky Watts is a Northern California based aerosol artist, most notably recognized for his abstract works of fluid shapes and color patterns. A forever student of the D.I.Y. movement, Watts’ self taught techniques derive from his younger graffiti years. His versatility allows for easy transition between large-scale murals and intricate works on canvas. Ricky’s commission list includes work for major fashion, tech and automotive companies. More about Ricky can be found on his website: www.RickyWatts.com

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