Columbia Crafts New Mural is Complete


Have you seen our new Mural?!?! Come down to Greene Street and check it out.

Thank you to Karl Zurflüh 

Artist Statement:

I wanted to create a fun, playful piece that incorporates the beer making process.  I decided to focus on the famous hops,painting them in the bold blue colors associated with the brand. Both of the hops have been given the addition of a gold star, to symbolize quality and to further tie in to the company's brand. The hop on the right acts as a doorway into the brewery. The leaves are peeled back along with the wall to reveal the brewing equipment inside along with the cask berrals. I wanted to create an interactive part to the mural, so I created a character out of one of the tanks. It is inviting people passing by for a photo opportunity and to come in for a cold drink. The beer in the mug offers a chance to inject the gold color of the brand, as reflected light and gives a magical glow to the scene. I believe this mural will appeal to everyone who loves craft beer as much as I do, and add to the vibrancy of the cultural district.

The mural took my wife, Sara Cook, and myself 50 hours to paint over the course of 6 days.

About Karl:

Karl has been creating art for as long as he can remember. He grew up in Tacoma WA, where he spent a lot of rainy days drawing, watching cartoons, reading comics and playing video games. His early creativity was heavily influenced by skate and punk culture, which eventually got him very involved with the local Hip Hop community. All of these influences can still be seen in his work today. After having lived for periods of time in FL, NYC & LA, he is currently based out of Charleston SC. His time spent in the major cities of the USA opened his eyes to tons of new visual worlds and helped shape him into the artist he is today. He continues to push himself as a painter combining all his past experiences & design skills to form new work everyday.