I flew back to Cyprus as I was invited by St John’s School, a British institution, to do a workshop with their students and paint a mural inside the school. The workshop ran over a week and around 55 children took part in the stencil cutting and painting of a very colourful piece.
On my way to St John’s I stopped in Athienou to paint my second mural there with the Katselaproject. When I woke up in the morning, I discovered the terrible events that happened in Paris the night before, strangely the design I was about to paint felt even stronger. The piece features two hands pulling the surface of the building to reveal its inside – a grey brick wall onto which a heart has been painted. The Katselaproject team organised a lot of activities around the live painting such as music, food, martial art performance (…) and it was great to see the community gathering for such a positive and fun day.
Title: “One Love” – Zabou – 7x5m – Athienou, Cyprus – 2015
In Limassol I left my mark high above the ground. I used a lift to spray this piece entitled ‘Jump’, which represents a boy jumping from one window to another. I love how the wall is damaged and tagged, the artwork was meant to fit into the surroundings without destroying them.
Title: “Jump” – Zabou – 2x2m – Limassol, Cyprus – 2015