Lifelong resident subject of West Nashville mural


A new mural is literally putting a face on the redevelopment in West Nashville.

If you’re headed west on I-40 near White Bridge Road and glance to the right, you’ll see a giant weathered face looking back.

It’s part of a 160-foot tall mural being painted on the side of an old grain silo.

The silo belongs to Southeast Venture, which plans to use a new missed-use development in the Nations, and this art project in the anchor.

The giant mural is being painted by Australian-based renowned artist Guido van Helten.

Helten came into the area a week before to meet people in the area. That’s when he met his inspiration for the mural, lifelong Nations resident Lee D. Estes.

Estes was found volunteering at the nearby Luke’s Hospital Community Center.

A West Nashville historian said Estes is the perfect person for the project, and now with this mural, people will be looking up at him for years to come.

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