The Legend of Giants: An Immortal Artwork by Natalia Rak
In the heart of Białystok, Poland, a legendary tale has been elegantly translated into a vivid mural by the talented artist Natalia Rak. Painted back in 2013 for the Folk on the Street festival, the mural has become a lasting symbol of this vibrant city and a testament to the power of street art.
Natalia Rak: “When I started drawing a sketch I had to consider few elements of the area, for example there are windows and growing tree which we can’t cut. The organizers gave me texts about polish legends from that region. I especially liked legends about giants. First they destroy world around them but later they start to copy human behavior and started taking care of the nature. I hit on an idea how including the tree. I think this mural is good start to take up green areas development. Cities should have as many trees as possible. When I started I had CMYK in acrylics and more that 100 cans. I always use acrylic paints on background and then I make detail using spray cans. The sketch took me 4 hours. I worked ten hours per day. After seven days this mural was finished. I had rain each day of work but I was very optimistic and full of hope.”
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