About The Mural
Painted in Midland, the mural “Life of a Story” was inspired by the area around it, especially by the old railway workshops that used to provide thousands of families with income. This is a special place which has a lot of positive stories that will be passed on for decades to come.
In the same way, the mural deals with the special bonds between people and the way they transmit their heritage. It pictures a curious young boy leaning over his grandfather’s shoulder while he is reading a book. According to the artists, the boy wears a hat that was a hand-me-down from his grandfather. The mural shows their bond through that hat which connects then via material things as well as the book which reveals the transition of the grandfather’s knowledge to his grandson. This mural is all about the stories that compose life and how you can pass them on.
The mural echoes the lives of the people in West Australia and brings a colorful and positive message to the neighborhood. It encourages people to preserve family bonds and especially pass on their local history and culture.
About The Artists
Telmo Piper and Miel Krutzmann are Rotterdam-based artists. In 2007, Telmo, a licensed illustrator and designer, met Miel, who was already active in the graffiti scene. The official start of the collaboration will, however, be dated later in 2012, after both had completed the Academy of Art. The two artists work with a photo-realistic style with lots of contrasts. They work separately on ideas for murals and come together with the sketches to see if combinations can be made. The result is usually very surrealistic, with attention to detail. They always work on the same piece together and are able to switch places when ever wanted or needed.