We Walk, 2014
Latex paint, spray paint on plywood
16 x 500 ft
Informed by delicate lace patterns and quilts, Hellbent's work brings craft and folk influences into urban art.
Hellbent is known for his use of bright colors and vibrant patterns, often sourced from lace and fabric designs. In We Walk, he plays with geometric shapes to create a giant chevron that echoes the flow of traffic down Kent Avenue. Contrasting the colorful stripes of baroque pattern with the hunter green of the construction fence, Hellbent drops in tromp l’oeil shadows into the work to add further dimensionality to his work.
Located between South Fourth and South Third Streets, this 500 foot long mural is Hellbent's most expansive project to date.
Hellbent is known for his innovative use of vibrant color and pattern, working with stencils to create layers of elaborate abstract fields. Once the backdrop for his bold characters—predatory animals and Freud’s jawbone, these detailed patterns are now the focus of his work. His designs are informed by delicate lace patterns and quilts, inspired by a desire to bring craft and folk influences into urban art.