Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Life in Colours

Another fun project! Life in Colours is a small physiotherapy clinic in Antigua run by a young Guatemalan woman called Ruth Quan. She offers therapy for very affordable prices of which se even dedicates a part for an art project for the shoe shine boys and street vendors in the central park. A lot of her patients are kids and it was her wish to transform one of the rooms into the clinic in a happy, fun environment to treat them. So, requested and sponsored by the Uno Más Foundation, I set to work to turn 14 meters of wall into a circus. The result is quite colourful and Ruth very excited herself, can’t wait to start working with kids in the circus.

Many thanks to Uno Más for sponsoring this project!

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

A Guardian Angel for the Sleepy

Back in January I painted a series of 5 small murals in the daycare centre of San Bartolomé Becerra, a small village near Antigua Guatemala. For a theme I chose traditional folk art from Guatemala because it's beautiful, colourful and something else from the Dora the Explorers and Winnie the Poohs you see all too often in educational institutions.
Shortly after I finished the project, the teachers came looking for me. A complaint? But no, they just wanted more! There was still a blank wall left, in the dorm, so could I please... I promised to try to come back. And indeed, it took a while, but I finally painted the 6 x 1.5m wall in the dorm. A wooden carved angel now looks after the sleeping children, flanked by vintage ceramic swallows. Sleep well!

This mural was generously sponsored by John Eby, thank you!.
And of course this is not the end of the story.... Because now the Daycare Centre in Jocotenango wants a mural too...