Street artist WD (aka ‘Wild Drawing’) recently completed this incredible owl mural in Athens, Greece for the Petit Paris d’ Athènes (Little Paris of Athens) art festival which took place from October 9-16, 2016.
The artwork is titled “Knowledge speaks – Wisdom listens”. In Greek culture, the Owl symbolizes wisdom. It’s also the symbol for the goddess Athena, after which the city is named. Artist WD adds:
The owl as bird is famous for its exceptionally good far vision, particularly in low light. Nowadays Greece is experiencing a really dark phase and I think it’s time for us here and around the globe, to recall this creature’s wisdom.
Below you can see a Google street view of what the drab wall looked like before the art transformation. To see more amazing street art by WD, check out the links below.[via Zilas]