Mattapan Chimney Gets Mural Makeover By Local Artist

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BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) – A home in Mattapan is drawing a lot of attention after the owner decided to turn her chimney into a work of art.

When someone told Pamela Leins “The world is my canvas,” she took that quite literally.

“I always look at things and wonder what it could be.”

It was this perspective that made Leins ask Roxbury artist Acoma Colon to paint her chimney. When Colon first hear the idea, he was not entirely convinced.

“I thought it was strange, but also I thought it was pretty creative of her to even think of having a chimney painted,” he explained. Drawing on natural inspirations, Colon came up with a breath-taking design.

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“I told her I wanted to do some hummingbirds and some flowers and bees and things like that and she was totally for it,” he said.

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“Every single time I pull up to my house it brings a smile to my face,” Leins said. She also loves how other people react to the art.

“They’ll slow down when they’re driving by, or they’ll stop and take a picture. It’s just really cool to have that and be able to say that’s my chimney,” Leins said.

“I thought ‘wow, that is the prettiest house in Boston,'" said Fatima Ali-Salaam who lives nearby. She loved the idea so much that she commissioned Colon to paint her chimney.

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