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Mexican Mermaid

Artist: Sharon Dowell

Category Murals


The large-scale, purple-haired mermaid (affectionately “Karla”) soars above Hawkins Street.  She was painted by artist Sharon Dowell in 2018 for The Design Center of the Carolinas, made possible by a commission from Asana Partners. Karla adds an element of punk and adventure to a previously blank brick wall.  Dowell enjoys bringing her work to public spaces because she believes it makes art less intimidating and helps integrate creativity into daily life.

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1999 Hawkins St View on Google Maps
Charlotte, NC 28203

Mexican Mermaid