If you’re ever on a plane bound for Stavanger, Norway, don’t forget to look down. French artists Ella & Pitr recently completed the world’s largest outdoor mural in Klepp, Norway - and it's so large that it dwarfs the shipping containers, cars, and trucks around it. The enormous mural was painted atop the Block Berge Bygg construction company’s 21,000-square meter (5.2-acre) roof and was created for the 15th annual NuArt street art festival.
An army of volunteers helped Ella & Pitr complete the gigantic mural in a speedy four days. Lilith and Olaf depicts a woman, painted in mostly black and white with the exception of her painted red nails, curled up with a small colorful figure falling from her hand. The smaller figure represents King Olaf I of Norway, who ruled the country from 995 – 1000 and was reportedly born just meters away in an islet in Lake Frøylandsvatnet.
Although the new landmark can’t be enjoyed from street-level, Ella & Pitr strategically placed it on a flight path to Stavanger Airport so that it can be seen from above. The airport’s control tower staff, pilots, and aircraft crew have also been notified so that they can tweak their flight paths to give passengers the best view of “Lilith and Olaf.” The NuArt festival opens this weekend in Stavanger and runs through October 11, 2015.
Via Street Art News
Images via Ella & Pitr