One of the murals from this year’s Northeast Kansas City Chamber of Commerce’s summer mural project is officially complete!
Zac Laman, Northeast resident and local muralist, put the finishing touches on his piece, “Three Roosters,” last week.
Located on the east wall of The Egg, the three 16-foot tall roosters can be seen clearly from westbound Independence Avenue.
Laman said he is really proud of this work and was glad to be chosen by the Chamber of Commerce to do the project.
“It’s a way for everyday people to see your work, not just for those who seek it out on social media. Anyone can see your work and it’s there in public view, you don’t have to go to a gallery,” he said.
Laman has lived in the Northeast with his family for nearly three years. He said the thought of having studio space attracted him to the community.
“In the Northeast there are a lot of big houses you can work in as opposed to renting a studio in the Crossroads, which is basically impossible,” he said.
An unexpected byproduct of living in the Northeast? His amazing neighbors.
“The neighbors that I have here are some of the nicest people I’ve ever met,” he said. “I’ve never had neighbors that I was actually friends with and I talked to and they cooked food for us until I moved here. Stuff like that makes this place attractive to me and my family.”
He said the roosters, to him, are a symbol of the various people and cultures in the Northeast.
“The roosters, to me, are like an iconic animal to the Northeast. Roosters mean different things to different cultures. For example, roosters in Mexican culture mean good luck and it’s also another bird that’s found all over the world, which is like the Northeast— people are from all over the world.”
Visit The Egg at at 2659 Independence Avenue to see Laman’s newest mural in Historic Northeast!