New Multi-Layer Bushwick Mural Gives Japan a Hand

03/21/2011 10:39 AM |

The completed collaborative mural by Overunder and No Touching Ground.
  • The completed collaborative mural by Overunder and No Touching Ground.

Last week Brooklyn-based street artist Overunder completed a collaborative mural with Seattle artist No Touching Ground on Johnson Avenue, near the corner of Gardner Avenue in Bushwick. The piece, Helping Hand, recommends donating to the Japanese Red Cross rather than paying rent, and mixes photography, spray-paint, paint and wheatpasting. As the paper comes off a second mural will appear…

Overunder and No Touching Grounds mural, pre-wheatpasting.
  • Overunder and No Touching Ground’s mural, pre-wheatpasting.

Beneath Overunder’s giant forearm, photographed by No Touching Ground, and the cluster of graffiti-covered gates, there’s a cartoonish bone structure. On the wrist, a “To Do” list that originally ended with “Pay rent; eggs, milk” now says “Pay rent; Donate to Red Cross Japan.” Check out even more process photos on Overunder’s blog, or visit the mural in person.

Wheatpasting in progress.
  • Wheatpasting in progress.

Detail of Overunder and No Touching Grounds new Bushwick mural.
  • Detail of Overunder and No Touching Ground’s new Bushwick mural.

(Wooster, Photos by Overunder)