New ‘South Baltimore’ Mural Added in Locust Point

| May 17, 2022 | 0 Comments

A new ‘South Baltimore’ mural has been added to the north facade of SOBO Strength and Performance at 1100 Hull St. in Locust Point. The mural was designed and painted by local graphic designer and painter Laura Klipp and her company LaSol Creative.

Klipp, who has known SOBO Strength and Performance owner James Rehak for many years from a previous job at Merritt Clubs in Locust Point, has completed additional murals on the inside of the gym. Rehak recommended her for the mural to the building’s owners Mitch Gold and Jim Chivers.

Klipp said she wanted her design to pay tribute to Baltimore, the Maryland flag, and other South Baltimore symbols. She designed the piece on her computer, worked with Gold to get approval, and then put a grid up on the wall before painting it. With some help, it took 28 hours to complete.

The mural reads ‘South Baltimore’ and features elements of the Maryland flag. It has stars that represent Fort McHenry, as well as the star featured in the “i” of the Domino Sugar logo. It also has the outline of Fort McHenry and a background design inspired by tin roofs.

The mural faces Key Hwy. and Under Armour’s headquarters.

It was Klipp’s first public mural, and she now hopes to do more in the future.

Klipp lived for many years on the adjacent Haubert St. and said it’s a good feeling to see her art on a wall in her former neighborhood.


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