Waterford Walls, a mural festival in Waterford Ireland, may make you think of the famous crystal first, and you would be correct to make that association. The Waterford Glass House was founded around the same time as Beethoven was publishing his first works in 1783, say local historians. The festival offers a collection of quality painters from many backgrounds, formal and informal, a number of walls. With local Irish and invited international artists in league, the festival has been creating murals across the county – including in Tramore, An Rinn, Ballyduff Upper and Tallow.
Speaking of time, today we see the new piece by street artist Mr. Kas, who reminds us of the ephemerality of life.
“Time is what you do with it,” he says as he reflects upon his portrait of a senior with her eyes closed.
If you are lucky, you’ll reach the age of his subject – and it may happen far quicker than you had assumed. Mr. Kas suggests we take each moment with serious consideration and learn how to enjoy while embracing the rather quick march of time.
“The only moment we have is now,” he says, “Shall we have this in mind to use our time in the most fulfilling way possible.”
“Time is now. Enjoy it, because we don’t know when it will be our last moment.”