11 B student Vegard Kmito was still painting in the corridor around
four in the afternoon. When asked why, he said, "I like it."
the work was well organized and he was able to do much in a short
while, there was also a misadventure with the colors of the flag.
After seeing a cocktail named after Estonia with a blue liqueur at
the bottom of the glass, a dark black coffee in the middle and topped
with cream, Martin thought the colors of the Estonian flag were white,
black and blue from top to bottom. (They are actually blue, black
and white.) The colors of the flag were completely painted before
anyone pointed out the mistake to him. The problem was corrected and
there is no trace of the mistake on the wall. "It was then that I
realized in order to be a true Estonian, you had to sling your head
back, tip that drink completely upside down, and then drink it like
a real patriot," laughed the artist.
project moves on to Africa
-- This week in Tallinna Tehnikag�mnaasium the American artist Phillip
Martin completed his latest mural.
The mural in Estonia is the seventh of his projects. His next murals
will be painted in the Republic of South Africa and Swaziland. He
hopes to return to Estonia as well as paint murals in Latvia and Lithuania.
In addition, Martin has previously painted the walls of schools, orphanages,
refugee shelters and centers for burn victims. So far, his murals
are in Belgium, Namibia, Romania, and Albania.
Martin has worked in international schools with students of all ages
for more than 20 years. He has been employed by schools in the United
States, Belgium, Zambia, the Philippines and Morocco.
In addition to wall paintings and teaching, he developed book covers
and when her returns back home to the U.S. a project with book illustrations
is waiting for him.