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Globally celebrated local artist Nneka Jones adds new 50-foot mural to downtown Tampa

a mural on the side of a parking garage
"Give Me My Flowers" by Nneka Jones | Photo via @artyouhungry (IG)

Downtown Tampa is now home to a stunning new 50-foot mural painted by the renowned artist Nneka Jones. Known on Instagram as @artyouhungry, Jones dedicated six days to complete the piece, titled “Give Me My Flowers,” located at The Pam Iorio Parking Garage at 640 S Florida Ave.

The mural is a result of a collaborative effort involving The City of Tampa, Gasparilla Arts, and Tampa’s Downtown Partnership, and represents the city’s continued support of public art and local artists.

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See Give Me My Flowers in Downtown Tampa

“This mural is entitled ‘Give Me My Flowers’ and is a contemporary approach to the intersection between art and activism,” writes Nneka Jones on Instagram. “It reflects on climate change and acts as a response to the effects of warmer temperatures and rising sea levels. Ultimately, the bold colors and use of flowers is meant to prompt us to fall deeper in love with mother nature and gain a greater appreciation for her beauty and purity.”

Jones‘ has previously been commissioned by Disney to create a hand sewn cover for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Her work has also been featured in TIME, and The Washington Post.

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