After the usual fried egg breakfast and the coffee meeting with Bjørn and Helene we soon took off to the fish factory in Honningsvåg to get our first action done. Once we got there we realized that getting to the walls was a bit of a task. The area was covered in snow and since it was partially abandoned younever know where you would step on and if the ground was stable. Slowly I wandered down to all parts of the wall until I knew where to step so that it would be safe. I got myself a big ladder from the factory workers who were busy loading a ship with tons of frozen fish next to my part of the factory. I chose only to use few colors for this action so I chose Black, Chrome, White and Red out of my Montana Black stock.
“This was a good test for the cans: Minus 15° Celsius with the cans mostly sitting in the snow for hours. Not once I got disappointed and the cans were working like a charm.” – Kent
This was a good test for the cans: Minus 15° Celsius with the cans mostly sitting in the snow for hours. Not once I got disappointed and the cans were working like a charm. Especially since the walls were neither whitewashed nor had any preparation: Solid concrete with some snow and moss. Also it was a good test for me, but since I was well equipped and was wearing the boots Bjørn gave me, two layers of thermal underwear and thick gloves it turned out that I gladly wasn’t freezing that much. Moving around in the deep snow with the ladder wasn’t that easy, neither was the climbing so everything took its time. It felt sort of a graffiti obstacle course to me painting this location and it got me pretty exhausted. I finished the painting by 2:00am almost not feeling anything anymore. Happy and tired we took the final shot of the wall, headed back to Gjesværand after a lite night dinner I soon fell asleep.
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