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The Malaysian graffiti artist Cloakwork was not exempt from the obligations and restrictions of Covid-19. As with many artists, during this time, many projects were either postponed or canceled altogether. For Cloakwork, there was one important project that almost slipped through his fingers. The painting of a large cruise ship in Taiwan. With a travel ban and lockdown in place, he assumed there was no way to get the project done on time. Even if he was soon able to travel to Taiwan and start his work. But where there is a will, there is a way.

Making fast work for the sea With the assistance of fellow artists Bamboo, JRT and Montana-Cans Taiwan the project was not only finished on time, but also with an amazing result. Mountains of scaffolding were built to give the artists safe passage many stories above the ground in dry dock, and an endless supply of Montana BLACK and GOLD cans assisted as well in making it all come true. And to the positive surprise of all involved, the boat made its ocean deadline.

The work is not just aesthetic. There is also some deep thought behind its design. Cloakwork states, “Memories are the best souvenirs, we must not get so busy making a living that we forget to make a life”. His image a reminder to live, travel and keep having adventures to experience life to its fullest. And traveling by boat certainly is a life experience that turns every adventure into a story. Take a look here at how Cloakwork and his crew made it happen.

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Video produced by : Jackota Studio

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