Premiering towards the end of April, a mural on Wilcza 22 has already become a much-loved local landmark after its debut two-months back.
Created by Bruno Neuhamer, an artist credited with large-format works such as those celebrating Krzsztof Krawczyk, Kora and Czesław Niemen, the mural was commissioned by the Gajusz Foundation to mark their 25th year of operation.
Providing care for 1,000 families of terminally ill children, the Gajusz Foundation say that “even if life is short, it can be filled with love, care and beautiful memories”. Through its fantastical colours and fairy tale elements, Neuhamer’s mural seeks to evoke that philosophy.
Speaking at the mural’s official unveiling, Tisa Żawrocka-Kwiatkowska, president of the Gajusz Foundation, said: “paintings, fairy tales, poetry are at the heart of our foundation – this mural has emotion, magic, love and tenderness. These things that are usually invisible to the eye have been painted.”
Continuing, she added: “It was hard to believe that it would be possible to paint such things, but after the first conversation with Bruno I knew this would work.”