Artist Hamilton Glass worked with Bon Secours and local kids to bring some color to the Short Pump soccer complex.
A local artist recently completed what’s now the largest mural in Henrico County, adding some color to a local sports complex.
Through a partnership between Bon Secours Sports Medicine and the Richmond Strikers Soccer Club, nationally known artist Hamilton Glass created a mural that adorns the side of a building at the Richmond Strikers complex. The artwork features vibrant colors and abstract shapes that catch the eye of visitors.
The project completely transformed the once plain façade of the white cinderblock athletic training room into a work of art. Beginning at the entrance of the building, the mural stretches 60 feet along the wall facing Pouncey Tract Road.
Using a mix of latex exterior paint and spray paint, along with some help from 15 eager young athletes, Glass brought the piece to life.
“For the design, I capitalized on the architectural elements of the Strikers sports – soccer balls, field hockey sticks, lacrosse sticks – to play together in bold, bright colors, keeping with the graffiti style,” Glass said in a statement to Bon Secours. “With the help of the kids, everything came together to create a dynamic background for the space.”
The mural can be seen at Striker Park, located at 4801 Pouncey Tract Road, next to Short Pump Middle School.
Photos: Bon Secours