Nässjö is a small town in the south of Sweden, its only claim to fame being that it’s a place where you change trains. To give the town more of its own identity, a local art gallery have started to invite a world famous mural painter every summer. Last year it was Belgian artist Roa and this year Spanish artist Gonzalo Borondo.
Borondo always decides what he will create when he arrives to his destination as he wants his artwork to relate to the site. In Nässjö he went out in the woods to get inspiration from nature. He thought it was very cool that you can go virtually anywhere you want outdoors, even if it’s private property. And he did enjoy picking blueberrys.
The mural is called ”Sju blommor” (Seven flowers), and it’s his interpretation of the old Swedish myth that if you pick seven different flowers on midsummers eve and leave them under your pillow, then in your dreams you will see who you will marry.
Borondo also did a temporary painting on the windows outside the art gallery. It’s called ”Maria” and it’s a hommage to the late Maria Malmberg who did a lot of good for the poor people in Nässjö.