A mural In Santa Croce di Magliano, Italy 2021

The mural is part of the broader cultural (S)punti di Vista program by the Embassy and Consulate General of the Netherlands in Italy, in partnership with INWARD – National Observatory on Urban Creativity and cooperation with six UCAS – Urban Creativity Associations. HollAndMe is creating a creative partnership between Holland and Italy to bring dutch street art to six Italian cities. Invited by ACAG – Associazione Culturale Antonio Giordano for the PAG – Premio Antonio Giordano.

Times are, and have been, tough for many people. So I desperately wanted to create a soothing and serene piece where we can step into and get away from our daily stressors for a moment. A place where we can reflect on things and dream a little.

Influenced by liminal spaces, architecture and nature, this dreamlike mural is depicting the reality in between two worlds. Worlds that live side-by-side, that feel familiar yet surreal at the same time. Thinking in two and three dimensions at once, blending the feeling of both being outside and inside together. Spatial play, perspective and color play a big role in setting the scene.

“We are excited to bring Dutch urban art to Molise by supporting the work of such an original, colourful and powerful creative mind, and to do that in partnership with PAG, whose mission resonates with our goal to generate dialogue on societal issues through art. Maaike Canne’s work has so many layers to it and is a poetic testimony of how our inner and outer worlds intertwine”. BAS ERNST, cultural attaché at the Dutch Embassy in Rome