Famous urban artist Nomad, the self-proclaimed pink ninja, recently sent me some photos of his reservoir dam action on Grand Canary. Some days ago, he transformed one of the biggest dams into a wishing well by painting the slogan “Make A Wish” on its front.
It would have been more visible if he’d done it in black, but there is enough black surrounding our wishes. Let our wishes be pink and soft and playful. There was nothing aggressive in this intervention besides a militancy of attention that was absolutely necessary for a successful mission.
Things can wrong in a couple of centimeters, long before you start painting in pitch blackness or trying to space out 9 letters, which are 4m high and go on for 60m with a huge pipe blocking the path. I am not sure what I’m more impressed with; the idea, the skill, the will or the mastery of craft involved in doing something that looks somewhat easy, but anybody who ever tried will know, involves layers of complication and challenge. (Harlan)
I think, it’s a funny intervention and a funking great idea to repaint such massive concrete buildings! There’s so much space for other painting…I’m curious about getting informed that the first whole dam was painted!