140Ideas visited Gorna Oryahovitsa in his native Bulgaria and painted this haunting mural titled “Night Keeper” inspired by a quote from The Time Keeper, a work of inspirational fiction by author Mitch Albom:

“Try to imagine a life without timekeeping. You probably can’t. You know the month, the year, the day of the week. There is a clock on your wall or the dashboard of your car. You have a schedule, a calendar, a time for dinner or a movie. Yet all around you, timekeeping is ignored. Birds are not late. A dog does not check its watch. Deer do not fret over passing birthdays. An alone measures time. Man alone chimes the hour. And, because of this, man alone suffers a paralyzing fear that no other creature endures. A fear of time running out.”
― Mitch Albom, The Time Keeper

A beautiful and poetic interpretation with an interesting use of the space and the structure of the building and integrating them in the composition, like the windows that during the night are transformed into oil lamps. Lovely detail.
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Author: Fran

Founder and editor of Urbanite. Street Art lover who after the finishing her MA thesis on the muralist movement in the 1920-50s, developed a fascination for street art and graffiti that eventually led to collaborations with different art blogs, including the creation of this one.