Wall painted with Daaan and Sanne
Skount, a Spanish street artist, has been living in Amsterdam since 2009. The incredible artist works with illustrations of characters based on various cultural images. His masked creations are often mysterious and inspired by mostly ancient and extinct cultures that he resurrects through paint.
Skount is currently in Greece where he just finished painting “Five Worry Dolls” (above.) The dolls originate from Guatemala, where they are called “worry dolls.” They are targeted at worried people, as their name implies. If people are unable to sleep because they are worried they use the dolls to express their fear and place them under their pillow; they’re kind of like dream catchers. The Spanish artist painted this piece in response to the current economic struggles Greece is facing. A fear for their future is omnipresent and is undoubtedly making a lot of people restless. In their case they do not need one doll under their pillow, but five! This piece is one of the subtlest and most powerful murals to respond to the ongoing European economic crisis. Take note.
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