Scott Tarbox Flower Mural Brightens EaDo Houston
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When I am walking or even driving past the brightly colored emoji flower mural at 2112 Leeland Street created by the artist Scott Tarbox, it makes me smile. Not only is it bright and cheerful, but even more appropriate is the fact of it being on a wholesale florist business location.
Greenleaf Wholesale Florist, Inc.
More and more buildings than ever on the east side of downtown Houston (a.k.a. EaDo) are sporting eye-catching murals and graffiti art. Scott Tarbox was the artist selected to paint the one side of this wholesale florist structure. Other artists did work on the different two sides facing the streets.
Kitayama Brothers Farm in Watsonville, California grows flowers. Greenleaf is their sister company whose purpose is to distribute those cut flowers all across America. Greenleaf Wholesale Florist also gets flowers from other countries. Headquartered here in Houston, they have nine locations throughout the United States. They are the following: Albuquerque, Dallas, Oklahoma City, Reno, Portland, Tulsa, Texarkana, San Antonio, as well as Houston.
Born in McAllen, Texas back in 1986, Scott Tarbox lives in Houston. According to his website and other information that I have read about him, he is a big animal lover and has rescued many a dog. If you look closely at some of his work, dog faces are a focal point. A whimsical purple platypus of his is on view at Silver Street Studios on the exterior of the building. Part of what he has created goes to animal charities as well as aiding people affected by hurricanes that have impacted our area.
In addition to abstract art, designing apparel, prints, and pins, Scott has joined the ranks of street artists like GONZO247 and others like him in brightening up the streets of Houston as well as other cities.
Around The Corner Murals
Not just one side of this building has murals that attract attention. No siree! Three sides of the building have decorations that engage amateur as well as professional photographers.
A Rio Grande artist by the name of Josué Ramirez (@rawmirez) is responsible for the red and white striped mural with flowers scattered all across the alternating stripes.
In the middle is a bevy of posed ballerinas en pointe that all have roses in place of their heads. The flower theme continues!
At the other end is an abstract colorful mural by Shelbi Nicole. This prolific artist who was born in Oklahoma City now lives in Houston. She also paints paintings, textiles, utility boxes, an art car, shoes and more. A little girl was having her photo taken with that Shelbi Nicole mural as a backdrop. I wonder just how many people have used these murals as photo backdrops? My guess is many!
Opposite Side of the Scott Tarbox Mural on Leeland Street
On the opposite side of the building at 2102 Leeland Street is another mural. Chinatown Printing & Graphics operates out of this location. A sign on the corner of the building has the word TATTOO.
If you like the looks of this emoji flower mural by Scott Tarbox as well as the other murals on this particular building, plan to spend more time in this part of Houston. There are so many different types of painted walls in this part of our city! These shown here are merely a small sample. Put on your walking shoes and be sure to take your camera!