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Artist: Hoxxoh, Photo: by Edel Mohr

Carrie Jadus

About Carrie Jadus

Based out of: St. Petersburg, Florida
Local Saint Petersburg artist specializing in local scenes, portraiture, nudes – beautiful artwork. Carrie’s work is shown in galleries and belongs to private collections all over the world. Carrie’s artwork can be also be found gracing the St. Petersburg Brewing Company logo/label and Saint Petersburg Preservation posters.
Facing the Pinellas Trail at the southwest corner of 22nd Street South and 5th Avenue South, is another work by Carrie Jadus, one she painted using paint left over from the Tesla mural.

Little Miss Sisyphus shows another enormous reflective sphere. This one is being pushed up a mountain peak by a young girl straining with the effort.

The mural is more brightly colored than Tesla. The girl wears an orange shirt and orange shorts with a wide white horizontal stripe, and hiking boots with the laces untied. The shadows cast by the windows overhead are bright blue.

The mountain she is climbing is shown at the very summit, jagged peaks rising out the ground.

Reflected in the sphere is a golden road, winding through a rocky landscape to an emerald city. A thick root grows out of the base of the sphere, and a small pointed rocket angles out of the top.

The image came to Jadus as she was finishing the Tesla mural. Everyone has a burden to bear that never seems to end. But, she explains, it’s that burden that often exposes beauty and strength in the world.

The child is strong and she’s at peace, almost ready to push her burden off the cliff. The root growing out of the base of the sphere forms a cross, like the traditional symbol for male. The rocket angling out of the top echoes the symbol for female. For Jadus, these are clues to what the child’s burden is.

The root growing into the ground also anchors her burden, making the final push depicted in the mural, the hardest.

The reflection seen on the sphere is the girl’s vision, the Emerald City. The sphere also reflects the location of the Arts Xchange, a Warehouse Arts District project that’s creating affordable studio space for working artists.

You probably noticed that most of these murals in the city are painted by men. But the Tesla Mural and Little Miss Sisyphus were painted entirely by female artists. On these pieces, Carrie Jadus was assisted by Tara Radosevich, Jules Cozine and Suzy Shultz.

If you continue along the Pinellas Trail past Little Miss Sisyphus, in about a block you’ll come to a colorful flag on the opposite side of the trail, by Michel Mirabal.

Title: Little Miss Sisyphus

Address: 2232 5th Ave S

Notes: As of 2019, this mural is no longer visible.

Installation Date: 2015

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Case Maclaim2021

Jared Wright2021

Bakpak Durden2021

Nicole Salgar2021

Ricky Watts2021

Gleo2021

Woes Martin2021

Jason Harvin2021

Miss Crit2021

Michael Fatutoa2021

Emily Ding2021

Reid Jenkins2021

Aurailieus Artist2021

Jujmo2021

Leo Gomez2021

Ya La'Ford2021

iBOMS2021

Chad Mize 2021

Brain Storm2020

Brian Butler2020

Lili Yuan2020

Happy Mural Project2020

BASK2020

Tatiana Suarez2020

Elle LeBlanc2020

Mason Schwacke2020

Alex Yanes2020

Kenny Coil and Marc Berenguer2020

Nneka Jones and Bianca Burrows2020

IBOMS2020

Cecilia Lueza2019

George Rose2019

Morning Breath2019

Vitale Brothers2019

Cory Robinson-CLEAN Campaign2019

SHOK-12019

Taylor White2019

Reda3sb2019

Princess Smith2019

Brian McAlister, Gibbs High Mural Club and Boys & Girls Club Members2019

JR-Inside Out2019

Paola Delfin2019

Jimmy Breen and Anthony Freese2019

Drew Merritt2019

Low Bros2019

Jay Hoff2019

Taj Tenfold2019

Leo Gomez2019

Palehorse2019

Blaine Fontana and Plastic Birdie2019

David Charlton2019

Todd Frain and Creative Clay2019

Haider Ali2018

Ya La Ford2018

Gibbs Rounsavall2018

Angela Faustina2018

Bekky Beukes2018

LOOK The Weird2018

Belin2018

Melanie Posner2018

Illsol2018

J and S Signs2018

Sarah Page2018

Nomad Clan2018

Tasko2018

Cecilia Lueza2018

Matt Kress2018

Michael Vahl2018

Noirs One2018

DAAS2018

Justin Wagher2018

ZuluPainter2018

Matthew Hoffman2018

Hueman2017

Joram Roukes2017

Jose Mertz2017

Stephen Palladino2017

Yok and Shero2017

Herbert Scott Davis2017

Jujmo2017

Lauren YS2017

Mikael B2017

ZuluPainter and Thirst2017

Axel Void and L.E.O.2017

Suarez Art2017

Cryptik2017

Daniel "R5" Barojas2017

Sam Yong2017

Ali Vasquez and Todd Frain2016

Angela Delaplane2016

Apexer2016

Arlin Graff2016

Pep Rally Inc.-The CLEAN Campaign2016

Daniel Mrgan2016

Pixel Pancho2016

Michael Reeder2016

Alex Pardee2016

Cecilia Lueza2016

Jade2016

Pantonio2016

Nosego2016

ZuluPainter2016

Dasic Fernandez2016

Caratoes2016

Mark Gmehling2016

Ya La Ford2016

Ink Werkz Crew2016

Andrew Spear2015

Chad Mize, James Oleson and Pinellas County Center for the Arts2015

Erik Jones2015

Hitnes2015

Hoxxoh2015

Michael Vasquez2015

Shark Toof2015

Morning Breath2015

Ricky Watts2015

Evoca2015

Carrie Jadus2015

BASK2015

Greg Mike2015

Tes One and Palehorse2015

123Klan2015

Ya La Ford2015

Carrie Jadus2015

Vitale Brothers2015