So Mad C just entered my top 10 favorite graffiti writers list, I know she (yes she) is an amazing artist, but to take on this project head on and literally do everything on her own (yes, alone) is beyond anything I’ve seen in a long time, below is her description of the experience.
Here we are, the wall is done! Even though I decided to paint a little further still – I just finished it before the snow set in. The wall was originally planned to end at the set of windows since those are difficult to involve and the surface of the wall became pretty bad from thereon too. However, I decided to extend my theme in places and take the challenge to paint until the very end of the wall. Now it is about 680m2 of wall space. Finally, the picture is complete and I hope the story sums up. My Stylemachine-idea was based on the life of a dedicated graffiti writer. It’s a wall for all of us who paint 10+ years and who put all their energy and heart into it.
That’s how I translated the idea:
Scene one – the laboratory – we sketch, we try, we are inspired, no matter
under which circumstances, lack of time or interruption
Scene two & three – the machine and harbour – we select sketches and
produce our ideas, try techniques, style- and colour-variations and get them
out into the world
Scene four – the difficult journey – a lot of our work gets destroyed f.e.
by the buff, toys or by the nature, so we have to keep on doing our thing no
Scene five – the city – you keep on sending your name into the world, so at
the end of the day some of your pieces reach their destination, where they
belong and where they are seen.
And for those out there who like numbers a lot: some days I went up and down
the ladder more than 500 times; fell off the ladder 4 times; counted in days
I painted more than 4 months every day at least 10 hours; I used 1489 cans;
158 different colours; 600+ caps; 3 different kind of caps, 100 liters
primer; 140 liters exterior paint; painted at temperatures from +2C° to
+38C° in sunshine, rain, storm, day and night; painted my biggest and
smallest piece so far and overall painted my name far more than 100 times on
this wall. I’m curious if anyone will guess or find out how many there
actually are. I made only one exception from solely painting MadC pieces on
this wall. Special place in my heart – special place on my wall.
And last but not least – a massive thanks to everyone who supported me
throughout the year, Molotow above all of course.