Shepard Fairey’s giant ‘Welcome Home’ mural in Costa Mesa designed to attract attention
October 5, 2017
Louis Casiano Jr., Orange County Register
The 55-foot-high mural with the red, blue, yellow and white backdrop that adorns a Costa Mesa apartment complex under construction along the 55 freeway is as striking as it is detailed.
“Welcome” is etched above a woman with a lotus flower in her hair and “Independence” is written sideways near an angel holding another blossom. There are also a dove and surfers riding waves on the 7,000-square-foot canvas at the Baker Block apartments at 125 E. Baker St.

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