The latest wall i did in Gambia, which is my favorite appeared to be a bird. A kind of phoenix that just flyed out of my fingers naturaly. I also started by talking and eating with the people, and then just took a time to sit down and stare at the empty wall, in order to see what could live in it.
I really enjoyed the aspect of the wall, and the contrast that pure colors straight on the wall will create over the texture.
It was one of the first time i choosed not to use white acrylic before applying spray paint, so that the colors will have a certain transparency that would respect the original story of the wall. The texture he got years by years through erosion.
THE BIRD. Sketch made after the wallpainting, once back home.
LUNCH WITH LOCALS. Gambia
THE BIRD. Kubune. GAMBIA 2011. All pictures by Jonx Pillemer