Mural painted in Michael Brown's memory

ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - Not all tributes to Michael Brown involve protests.

There's a large mural honoring brown at a screen printing business on the corner of Cote Brilliante and Union. The artwork reads, "RIP Mike."

The owner wanted to make the artwork into prints, but local artist Joe Ryan suggested he paint a mural. He saw the message on the side of the Ferguson QuikTrip, but felt words around the mural were negative.

The artist hopes the new location will send a positive message to everyone who sees it.

"We wanted something permanent up here anyway," said Natasha Harris, a co-owner of the building. "And that's better than a billboard so this is our contribution to nonviolence and help remember and help keep the movement going."

Joe Ryan started the mural 9 days after Michael Brown was killed. He finished it the same day.

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