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Coonalpyn is a town between Adelaide and Melbourne, so many people drive through, but not many stop. Last year their government began a project called ‘Creating Coonalpyn’ to try and make the town more interesting through art. They asked an Australian artist, Guido, who does murals all over the world, to try to create a mural on some old grain silos. He decided to make the mural of school kids because, ‘I think they represent an image of the future that I think’s quite positive and playful and that’s also very neutral.’ I wonder how he got the idea of creating the mural of school kids. To create the art he started with creating smaller sketches of the kids he drew. Then he made reference points on the silo to compare to the smaller sketch. Finally, he used a forklift and spray paint to complete the mural. I wonder how long it would take to make it. I wonder if the mural did attract more visitors. I understand why the government asked Guido to make the mural and why he chose to make it of school kids.