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New Mural In Westchase District Celebrates Heroes Of Harvey

Houston artist Larry Crawford talks about his new mural, depicting rescue operations during and after the storm.

A mural by artist Larry Crawford called Harvey Heroes, which will soon be on display in Westchase.

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Local muralist Larry Crawford has been commissioned by the Westchase District to paint a 100-foot wide and 20-foot tall mural called Harvey Heroes along the concrete slope of a flood control channel just north of the Westpark Tollway.

The mural depicts rescue operations during Harvey, showcasing the work of crews and citizens during and after the storm.

Crawford tells Houston Matters about the project.

  • Detail of a mural by artist Larry Crawford called Harvey Heroes, which will soon be on display in Westchase. (Photo Credit: Courtesy Westchase District)
    Detail of a mural by artist Larry Crawford called Harvey Heroes, which will soon be on display in Westchase. (Photo Credit: Courtesy Westchase District)
  • Progress on a mural by artist Larry Crawford called Harvey Heroes, which will soon be on display in Westchase. (Photo Credit: Courtesy Westchase District)
    Progress on a mural by artist Larry Crawford called Harvey Heroes, which will soon be on display in Westchase. (Photo Credit: Courtesy Westchase District)
  • Detail of a mural by artist Larry Crawford called Harvey Heroes, which will soon be on display in Westchase. (Photo Credit: Courtesy Westchase District)
    Detail of a mural by artist Larry Crawford called Harvey Heroes, which will soon be on display in Westchase. (Photo Credit: Courtesy Westchase District)
  • Using a technique that combines spray and hand painting artist Larry Crawford is painting the mural on the ditch located at the intersection of of the Brays Bayou connector trail and the Wilcrest connector trail. (Photo Credit: Courtesy - Westchase District)
    Using a technique that combines spray and hand painting artist Larry Crawford is painting the mural on the ditch located at the intersection of of the Brays Bayou connector trail and the Wilcrest connector trail. (Photo Credit: Courtesy - Westchase District)
  • Using a technique that combines spray and hand painting artist Larry Crawford is painting the mural on the ditch located at the intersection of of the Brays Bayou connector trail and the Wilcrest connector trail. (Photo Credit: Courtesy - Westchase District)
    Using a technique that combines spray and hand painting artist Larry Crawford is painting the mural on the ditch located at the intersection of of the Brays Bayou connector trail and the Wilcrest connector trail. (Photo Credit: Courtesy - Westchase District)
  • Using a technique that combines spray and hand painting artist Larry Crawford is painting the mural on the ditch located at the intersection of of the Brays Bayou connector trail and the Wilcrest connector trail. (Photo Credit: Courtesy - Westchase District)
    Using a technique that combines spray and hand painting artist Larry Crawford is painting the mural on the ditch located at the intersection of of the Brays Bayou connector trail and the Wilcrest connector trail. (Photo Credit: Courtesy - Westchase District)
  • Artist Larry Crawford has already painted other murals in the Westchase District and categorizes this new endeavor as "cool project" because the first responders and the volunteer rescuers "deserve the recognition." (Photo Credit: Courtesy - Westchase District)
    Artist Larry Crawford has already painted other murals in the Westchase District and categorizes this new endeavor as "cool project" because the first responders and the volunteer rescuers "deserve the recognition." (Photo Credit: Courtesy - Westchase District)
  • A mural by artist Larry Crawford called Harvey Heroes, which will soon be on display in Westchase. (Photo Credit: Courtesy Westchase District)
    A mural by artist Larry Crawford called Harvey Heroes, which will soon be on display in Westchase. (Photo Credit: Courtesy Westchase District)