Thursday, October 17, 2019

The Artist


The new city mural I posted about yesterday was the headline in the local paper today! They had an interview with the artist, Niles Westergard. His paintings are on the walls in London, The Prague, Berlin, The Hague, & Belgium. He faced several challenges with this mural. Because of all the power lines, he had to use a long pole. The crane was $18,000 a week, and the engine failed. The new crane also had engine problems. The wall was so old and crumbly that the bricks and mortar would fall out while he painted! But he gave no explanation on his choice of subject.



 "A problem is a chance for you to do your best."

Duke Ellington

12 comments:

White Rose said...

Hi Ginny interesting post ,love the pic ,gee crane hire is exspensive,hope you have a lovely day my friend xx

Sandi said...

Is it him?

Ruth Hiebert said...

That’s dedication.

DeniseinVA said...

It was quite a challenge for the artist. Amazing amount of money to rent the crane. Lately I have had to pass a large construction sight with five cranes. Puts those into perspective for me now. Thank you for sharing Ginny :)

Chatty Crone said...

It is huge! He went through a lot of trials to get that done. Why in the world would the newspaper not ask him what it represented?

Ann said...

Well he sure had a lot of obstacles. That's not only a huge mural but it's a huge charge for that crane. Too bad he didn't give any information on the mural itself

Hootin' Anni said...

Now, seeing it from a distance like that...it gives us a whole new perspective. I like it better from afar. Maybe doing a Google on the artist, you may find out about the subject?

Rose said...

I had no idea it cost that much for a crane!

MadSnapper said...

I can't believe he could paint on a long pole. true talent to paint on a canvas and I am having trouble figuring out how he did this giant portrait

George said...

At least her persevered.

Nancy Chan said...

Not easy for a single artist to paint such huge mural. Have a wonderful weekend!

Carla from The River said...

WOW!
Keep us posted if you find out about the subject he painted.

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