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Guido Van Helten New Mural – Westman Islands, Iceland

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June 30, 2014
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While we last heard from him in Reykjavik, Guido Van Helten has now reached the Westman Islands, a small island south of iceland, where he worked his magic on this fantastic new piece.
This piece is the first part of a series of walls painted in the harbour of Heimaey, Vestmannaeyjar.
This small community is the site of the Volcanic Eruptions here in 1973 in which the town and community was nearly abandoned.  This painting is based on the image of island local Halla Svavarsdottír sowing new vegetation on the mountain Heimakletti after the eruption in 1976. The image was referenced from local photography archive Sigurgeir ljósmyndari by Sigurgeiri Jónasson.
As usual, more images can be found after the break and then stay tuned with your friends at Street Art News for more updates from Guido Van Helten.

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