The  Big  Yard  Mural  Rockaway  Beach


Shantell Martin is proud to announce the completion of her 16,000sq foot mural at Seaside Playground — a.k.a. the Big Yard — located one block from the Rockaway Beach Boardwalk’s western end, next to P.S. 225. 

The massive work can be seen in its entirety from above, by visitors to The Rockaway Hotel's rooftop and from the windows of airplanes taking off and landing from JFK. It features Martin’s swirling freestyle lines and faces alongside words and phrases like SEA, POP, and WHAT YOU BELIEVE.

“I love that right when you enter the playground there are the words YES, YOU ARE YOU,” says Martin. “It’s affirmative, unapologetic, big, bold, and positive, especially for children as they navigate who they are becoming.” - Shantell Martin