South Slope
Mural Trail

Station #3 - Les Tonneliers

Les Tonneliers
 

The Mural:

Wicked Weed’s Funkatorium, 147 Coxe Avenue, features “Les Tonneliers” by artist Jordan Atkinson. You will find the mural on the northern side of the building facing the outdoor patio area. Inspired by the brewer’s barrel aged sour beer program, this work pays homage to traditional barrel makers, known as coopers, in a trade dating back as far as 2600 B.C. The far left of the mural shows a cooper hammering a metal hoop. To the right of that is a cooper setting a stave - the wooden pieces that make up a barrel.  And to the far right is a cooper attaching the metal hoop to a barrel which holds it all together.  Adorning the background, is a mind-bending, surrealist flower motif to represent the sour beer experience.

Artist: Jordan Atkinson

Artist Jordan Atkinson made many contributions to the Asheville mural scene. Now living in Seattle, WA, Jordan works in a variety of mediums including painting, drawing, digital media, industrial design and sculpture. While in Asheville, Jordan worked as a bartender for craft brewer Wicked Weed and was given the opportunity to design murals, logos, packaging, posters and even tap handles for the brand.  

To learn about Jordan Atkinson: www.jatkinsonstudios.com      

Instagram: @atkinson.studios

South Slope Mural Trail Stations

Building Facade of Asheville Brewing Company on Coxe Ave.

A building façade adorned in mid-century patterning with abstracted, geometric representations of pint glasses.

Building Facade for Hi Wire Brewing, in Downtown Asheville, NC

Created to look like a circus tent, this colorful building pops out of the landscape as an invitation for fun.

Les Tonneliers

This work pays homage to traditional barrel makers, known as coopers, in a trade dating back as far as 2600 B.C.

South Sloper Mural

A mural that celebrates the present-day brewing district while honoring the businesses that existed here a century ago.

100 Years

A celebratory artwork to commemorate 100 years in business.

Twisted Tentacles

This work, created in a comic book style, has a unique three-dimensional feature.

Bower Power

A mural inspired by the bowerbird and their unique courtship behavior.

Arts. People. Empowerment

A collaborative mural to represent the mission of this local and loved non-profit art center.

Liberation / Freedom

Two bright and bold and murals that represent the magic in exploring new places

Inner Workings

To creatively represent the business, this work features bold graphics of deconstructed auto and transmission parts.

Buxton 24

Condensation bubbles run down this building façade to give the impression of a cold and refreshing beverage.

Cubist Parade

A colorful composition inspired by the Cubist art movement of the early 20th century.

Wonder Woman Mural

The Wonder Woman pictured here was inspired by the 2017 American superhero movie based on the DC Comics character.

Taking Over/ Pinnacle

Bright, bold, colorful trees that are emblematic of the artist’s kaleidoscopic aesthetic.

Golden Days

As a reflection of our inner beauty, this floral motif reminds us to nourish our inner garden.

French Broad Topo Impression

This series of planter box murals features graphic, stylized representations of flowing rivers.

Bungy's Stars Mural

A barn quilt painting that breathes new life into the traditionally rural public art form.