It’s still hard to wrap our heads around the fact that David Bowie passed away. It’s been almost an entire year since the world became substantially less cool without him in it. Thankfully, there are still Bowie fans out there doing fantastic things to celebrate the one-of-a-kind artist, including this incredibly unique swimming pool mural.
The mural, created by artist Ten Hundred, that makes this the most insanely cool swimming pool in all of existence, resides on Vashon Island, southwest of Seattle, WA. According to his website, Ten Hundred (otherwise known as Peter Robinson) specializes in bright, colorful, imaginative character work and is inspired by cartoons, anime, street art, graffiti, childlike imagination, comics, world cultures, religions, and folklore.
In the video above, from Robinson’s YouTube Channel, we see what had to be a painstakingly long process to create Bowie as Major Tom from his 1969 song “Space Oddity” with the added flair of some Ziggy Stardust face paint. The time-lapse is absolutely mesmerizing as we see Ten Hundred place gargantuan stencils down, outline details, and make his way to a finished mural and a final, well deserved, signature.
There’s no doubt in our minds that whoever owns this home has become the most popular person in their circle of friends. If any one of our friends had this in their backyard, we’d make it very clear that every party, barbecue, work function, or even wake were held somewhere in the vicinity.
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Images: Ten Hundred