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7th January 2020

Dàlia Adillon’s enchanting school mural to encourage reading and diversity

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Dàlia Adillon’s enchanting school mural to encourage reading and diversity

Dàlia Adillon was recently commissioned by Mossen Cinto Verdaguer School in Barcelona to paint a playful and colourful mural that captured the themes of childhood, reading and diversity.

Dàlia started the project as she does normally, working on a colourful pencil drawing. “The first thing I did was to work on a colour sketch, in which a black girl appears reading a book (which turns into a heart) in the middle of nature. In the illustration there is the quotation ‘Nourishing my soul, reading a book’.”

Once the school approved the sketch, Dàlia prepared the necessary materials for the mural. “I worked on it for 3 days, painting live on the playground. It was the funniest part but also the most difficult. It’s complicated to transfer an illustration into a 4m x 3m mural, and working vertically outdoors. But having the curious children around making comments, questions and congratulating me was very rewarding!”

Dàlia Adillon’s enchanting school mural to encourage reading and diversity
Dàlia Adillon’s enchanting school mural to encourage reading and diversity
Dàlia Adillon’s enchanting school mural to encourage reading and diversity
Dàlia Adillon’s enchanting school mural to encourage reading and diversity
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