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An eagle is landing


Some avian street art by Selur One,  Reykjavik,  Iceland,  September 2018

There is plenty of art on the walls of Reykjavik, both indoors and outdoors. Urn Tönsberg, better known as Selur One, is the artist behind several of the pieces I came across. He has an affinity for animals and they appear in many of his works.

Taking photos of his work was a bit of a battle against wind, rain and snow, and numbed fingers, so I was interested to find Selur’s own comments on how he copes with the weather, in a WowAir article: “You figure it out by using both spray and paint rollers. When it’s windy and cold but not below freezing you can use the roll but you can’t use the spray because it will just blow away. Then when it’s raining you can’t use the roll because the paint will just leak into the street so you use the spray because it dries so quickly.”




Copyright Debbie Smyth, 1 October 2018

Enjoying street art has become a regular event on my travels around the world: more of my findings can be seen here
For even more art, pop over to see Sami at Monday Mural

10 replies »

  1. Love the eagle. I imagine that he’s breaking a window so that the birds caught inside can fly free. Also enjoyed reading the artist’s words of how he copes with various weather while he’s painting


  2. ah yes it is very beautiful and the artist’s commentary on the difficulty of making frescoes in different weather conditions is also very interesting. Have a nice day

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