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Vana-Kalamaja tn 16, Tallinn

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Mextonia is the festival of "Transgrafiti Muralism" that took place in Tallinn in June 2017. The festival featured 60 transgrafiti artists from Estonia, México, and the rest of the world. Murals were produced in over 25 locations all over Tallinn and cover a total surface of more than five thousand square meters of wall. During the festival this public space/wall turned into a large mural.


The piece is based on the construction of a dreamlike landscape where standing out in the foreground is the elf of the forest, characterised by a young woman with long blonde hair,  wearing a green dress in spring and summer. The character holds in her hands the fern  flower "sõnajalaõis" that according to legend will bring the world's wealth and happiness to whoever finds it. I wanted to link these legends & myths because for me it represents Estonians, who have a strong connection with nature, while on the other hand keeping alive the illusion of a constant "search for sõnajalaõis". It also symbolises a  constant search for innovation, the search for a more integrated society, the hope of keeping the peace and other matters. The final reward, the work says, is much more valuable than any material wealth.

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Vana-Kalamaja tn 16, Tallinn

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