Street Artist Nigel Leirens
By Nigel Leirens in Lokeren, Belgium.
Nigel Leirens: One of my artistic highlights of this year was the mural in Lokeren. What an adventure. We went in search of the solidarity that lives between people. And I must say I am positively surprised. we found stories that still live in between the people. Stories that connect the neighborhood with love and unity. A multicultural experience where I really had to pinch myself sometimes to see if I wasn’t dreaming.
Life is a party if we can transform all that wind into something positive and especially if we can divide it among ourselves with love
The zebra finch presents the solidarity between humans and animals. Because a bird is one of the few creatures that is capable of flying. The bird adapted so that it can move stably in the air, Or rather. solid in the air. Solidair.
We also find the motif of a windmill. This one stands first and foremost for the local Heirbrug windmill which is very close to the mural. It represents the benefits in life that we get from the headwinds that actually make us stronger for tomorrow. And convert it into bread electric and so on. Life is a party if we can transform all that wind into something positive and especially if we can divide it among ourselves with love.