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Street Artist Paints Pool Mural of David Bowie, Astronaut

Can you hear me, Major Tom?

by Diana Shi
Oct 30 2016, 11:40am

Screencaps by the author, via

Ziggy Stardust plunges into the deep-end in a new, Olympic-sized mural from street artist Ten Hundred, a.k.a., Peter Robinson. Recently, the artist posted a video of the mural's development process, carefully documenting every step. From establishing the piece's outline by applying a huge paper sketch, to marking off the portrait in white and taking a break for an arcade game, to finally fleshing out the extraterrestrial details in color-retentive swimming pool paint, it's an exhaustive work cycle to witness in less than three minutes.

In reality, the project took about five days to complete inside a pool on Seattle's Vashon Island. Ten Hundred himself describes his inspirations as ranging from street art and graffiti to anime and child-like imagination. Sounds like the perfect ingredients for any Bowie fan. 

Watch as David Bowie: The true Space Oddity comes to full realization in a few stills and the full video below.

See more of Ten Hundred's mural works on his YouTube channel, here, and click here to visit the artist's website. 

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