Yesterday volunteers began painting over Redux's current mural, begging the question: What's next? Stacy Huggins, Redux's executive director, filled us in on the details.
The mural, expected to be complete by next Friday, is being painted by Tripp Derrick Barnes, a Columbia, S.C. native who currently lives in New York. A graduate of SCAD, Barnes originally moved to NYC to work on films like The Dark Knight
and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
. He's done portraits for celebs like Matthew McConaughey, Susan Sarandon, and TV host Andy Cohen.
Barnes contacted Huggins, asking if he could paint a new mural for Redux. His idea is coming to fruition as we speak, with his trademark vibrant "pop neoism" serving as the background for a portrait of Rev. Clementa C. Pinckney. The mural will also feature images of a palm tree and dove, inspired by Gil Shuler's design.
Stay tuned for more details on the mural's unveiling. Check out more of Barnes' work here.