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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Charlotte, NC 28203