Walls with Paint: Where we live in peace
In 'Walls with Paint,' Eindhoven-based artist, photographer, and art lover Lukedaduke shares the story behind special street art in Eindhoven. This month the hopeful work on the wall of CKE made by Ukrainian refugees.
A year ago, the world was shocked by the war in Ukraine. Millions of people were forced to leave their homes in search of a safe place. Some of these people found their way to Eindhoven, where they were given a place to stay.
Together with CKE and graffiti artist Niels Bakkerus, a giant mural was created on Pastoor Petersstraat by a group of Ukrainian refugees. One thing standing out is a life-size portrait of Madonna with a child in her arms. Within the Christian faith, the Madonna represents the unconditional mother's love and guardian of the people. On her head, she is wearing a traditional Ukrainian floral wreath called a vinok.
Next to this colorful mural of Madonna, you can read an impressive poem written by Alina Kashcha during the war. You can read it down below:
" Among the pain , losses and exhaustion
from the hell time of war
I’m begging you - stay yourself
Take care of your heart most of all
Everything will pass like a moment, furious moment
And you’ll realise that although
a life can be taken, impossible to take a soul
Only memory shines in all colours
in infinite darkness only the light has the keys
Wrap into a package of love
Pack into sincerity and add some kindness
The time isn’t just passing
Everything will be weighed
Among upheavals and pressure
Just try to look into your eyes
which are so striving the victory
where we live in peace
I and you"