Thomas Jackson and Abi Allen
‘Serenity’ was painted by professional artists Thomas Jackson and Abigail Lenz Allen, as well as Forrest County Drug Court students. The piece contains nods to the Court’s mission of offering support and rehabilitation services to those with substance abuse and chemical dependency.
Located at The University of Southern Mississippi’s Eagle Walk, this design pays tribute to the band and athletics at USM, while highlighting several recognizable figures. The mural’s palette uses a mix of gold, grey and white paint to represent the iconic colors of USM.
Located on the walkways of a bridge in the Hawkins neighborhood near downtown Hattiesburg, “Nature’s Way” is designed to serve as an inspiration to youth in the community. The mural features larger-than-life wildlife, fauna, and flora native to Hattiesburg to create an educational and immersive experience.
“We Are the Future,” was designed by Miami artist Sergio Arce to serve as an inspiration to youth in the community. The mural’s focus on the importance of education, community, and diversity is located in downtown Hattiesburg, across from Hawkins Elementary School.
“Duck, Duck, Goose!” features native flora and fauna and is located at Duncan Lake, a 17-acre recreational lake in the middle of downtown Hattiesburg. Depicted on the three-part mural are snails, frogs, ducks, snakes, squirrels, raccoons, pine trees, and redbirds among more unique Sandhill ecosystem species like the Cockspur Prickly Pear and monarch butterfly.
Titled “Courage”, the design highlights people, industries, and organizations whose service and leadership have greatly contributed to the advancement and growth of community and country. The piece is dedicated in honor of the many acts of courage exhibited throughout Hattiesburg’s history.
“Together as One” symbolizes how all living things come together to create abundance as well as an ecosystem in which all coexist, thrive, and build for future generations to come. The 200+ foot mural features wildlife, flora, and fauna native to the Pine Belt area.