Completed in 2019, Rubble Without a Cause adds another masterpiece to the lengthy list of Blue Sky’s Columbia collection. Learning the lesson, “never paint a mural in a place nobody ever sees it,” after completing 1948, there’s no missing the eye-catching addition on Blossom Street!
Completed in 2019, Rubble Without a Cause adds another masterpiece to the lengthy list of Blue Sky’s Columbia collection. No stranger to Five Points, Blue Sky completed his first mark on Five Points in 1990 with “Five Points – 1948,” on the wall of Home Team BBQ – formerly, Harper’s.
Weighing over 15,000 pounds, this brick wheel stands upright at Devine Street and Saluda Avenue. The masonry sculpture was built by Jay Hubbell, a Columbia artist and stoneworker who built stone works across the Southeast and here in Columbia.
The mural he created there is intended to bring the community a sense of hope and strength with its imagery and inspirational words of reggae and Rastafarian legend Bob Marley. He is known to be the embodiment of “One Love” and an ambassador of truth and justice.
With roots firmly planted at the University and in Five Points, Hootie & the Blowfish is iconic for Gamecocks and Columbians alike. In 2010, the Hootie & the Blowfish Monument was unveiled at Harden and Santee, following an honorary street renaming.
After the devastating events of September 11, 2001 local artist with strong ties to Five Points, Ralph Waldrop, gathered a group of Vietnam Vets to paint an American flag on the side of the former Yesterday’s Restaurant and Tavern.
Commissioned by the Five Points Association, Drip Coffee, Pecknel Music Co. and One Columbia in 2017 artist Chad Brady brought the essence of Five Points together in a vibrant, breath taking, and colorful neighborhood depiction.