A mural honoring Mark Lindsey, aka, Onewheel Jesus has been drawing attention on Historic Morris Avenue in downtown Birmingham.
Titled “Don’t ever stop” the mural memorializes Lindsey, who passed away this month.
Local and national attention
Bearded with flowing hair, Lindsey received local and national attention on social media, when a video captured him robed in a hospital gown, taking to the streets on a one-wheel motorized skateboard. At the time, he was undergoing treatment for prostate cancer at UAB Hospital.
He was later interviewed by Scott Register and Will Lochamy on Birmingham Mountain Radio’s The Morning Blend after they saw Lindsey “whizzing” by their studio adjacent to Good People Brewery.
Here is the touching interview with Lindsey conducted by Register and Lochamy.
Fundraiser for the mural
In January, Lochamy started an online fund-raiser to commission a a mural by Paul Cordes Wilm. The GoFundMe campaign exceeded its goal, with extra funds going toward cancer research.
Lochamy told Bham Now why remembering Lindsey is meaningful to him and Birmingham.
“The morning Mark flew by the Birmingham Mountain Radio window on his OneWheel, we had no way of guessing how big the story would get. His interview was beyond inspirational, but it wasn’t his story… it was him and the way he was handling that story. It means a lot that he got to see the mural. I wanted him to know how much he meant to Birmingham.”
Along with the mural, Lochamy noted that there is a spot underneath the mural for the public to leave comments. He encouraged folks to stop by the mural on Morris and do just that in Lindsey’s honor.
The mural is located on Morris Avenue and 23rd on the side of the Lindsey Office Furnishings building, which is owned by Mark’s parents Bob and Barbara Lindsey, according to Bhamwiki.