Winner of the 2018 Best Music On Walls Mural!

February 04, 2019

I completed this 15-story Johnny Cash mural with my crew last year in August for Wide Open Walls and Branded Arts. The art is based on a photo by Jim Marshall, which I used originally as part of my American Civic series. I wanted to paint this portrait of Johnny Cash on a large scale, not only as a tribute to the 50th anniversary of Cash’s Live at Folsom Prison album, but also in the hopes to ignite a conversation around the need for incarceration reform. Thanks Music On Walls for choosing this mural as the winner of 2018 Best Music On Walls Mural! Visit: to check out the latest blog post from Music on Walls, where you’ll find a Q&A and playlist of songs that I’ve been listening to lately. – Shepard

Video by Zane Meyer of Chop ’em Down Films.