A powerful sentiment is portrayed in this new and acutely personal mural in Belgrade, Serbia, today.
For us, it is a reminder that we don’t always know who is walking near us with a broken heart. We all do at certain parts of our lives, no matter what. Perhaps it is good for us to be a bit more caring, a little more patient, and a little more human in our daily interactions.
“It is one year ago since my most loved one got diagnosed with terminal cancer,” street artist JDL shares with us. “Now that he died recently, I will spend my coming murals on dedicating his beautiful piece of mind.”
Part of the Runaway International Street Art Festival here and under the guiding eye of curator Andrej Josifovski, the mural rises many floors about this Belgrade street. It is sponsored by the Embassy of the Netherlands, home to the Amsterdam-based artist known as JDL Streetart (Judith de Leeuw).
Speaking of her dearly departed and much loved one, JDL says, “As he stated in the past year: I don’t have to be present to be here with you, because love is stronger than death.”