Tackling the challenge of sustainable urban design for the whole planet, and not just for a few privileged social groups, requires a vast stage for the imagination.
The refusal to act decisively on behalf of all humanity would be "a moral failure on a scale unparalleled in history." - United Nations Human Development Report 2008
A willingness to advocate the Necessary rather than merely Practical.
In December 2018, Miss Hein began her journey as a muralist in New Orleans. Since then she has painted all over the Crescent City, and beyond! Currently, her project is a New Orleans warehouse near Broad and Washington. An enigmatic magic building near Zoney Mash Brewery, this project is a special, focused effort. This is her thoughtful response to a deep consideration of the 2020 world.
EXTERIOR MURAL: 5,000 sqft
INTERIOR MURAL: 4,000 sqft
This 1,800 square foot geometric mural becomes an uptown New Orleans auto shop, -Crescent City Automotive. Located at 4619 Magazine Street, the mural addresses an abandoned, stupendous southern church across the street - it's stained glass windows providing the inspiration and title of the design. The pallet was pulled directly from the surrounding Magazine Street community colors - The Bead Shop, La Boulangerie, a flower store and Free to Be Power Yoga. If you pass by the shop, say hi to Kevin, Bryce, Sean, Paul and Wendy!
This concept was created for New Orleans coffee cafe, Drink Beauty. Cloudscape I is located inside a light pink shotgun house turned trendy java establishment with black and white striped floors . Head to 3424 Magazine street, grab a turmeric latte and snap a pic in front of these frothy billowing clouds.
Miss Hein teamed up with the Southern Food and Beverage Museum on OC Haley for a unique challenge - to recreate a famous George Rodrigue painting for an exhibit honoring the 40th Annual Junior League Cookbook, highlighting the women involved. The mural is now the backdrop to life size portraits of historic female chefs and a swampy facade for the podcast studio of New Orlean's own, Poppy Tooker!
Formally know the Royal Crescent Hotel, across the street from the International House, the newly renovated Magnolia Hotel is home to a new bar and restaurant called Laurel Oak Southern Brasserie. The centerpiece mural of this CBD Hotel dining area is a rich, symmetrical motif- submerged flora and fauna, inspired by the artists’ Master Gardner certification.
Commissioned by the Arts Council of New Orleans, Miss Hein designed and painted these outdoor seating elements for the public to enjoy in Duncan Plaza. Duncan Plaza is one of the main green spaces in downtown New Orleans, and is located right across from City Hall. Power to the people.