Ballerina inspired mural on doorway
It was all smiles, pirouettes and cupcakes at the unveiling of Greystones’ latest mural last week, when Theatre Lane unveiled its new ‘Door of Deception’.
The theatre’s artist in residence, Irina Kuksova, was on hand for the unveiling, as was the subject of this wall portrait, 16-year-old ballerina, Jasmine Goode.
The commission for Kuksova was to take a nondescript hallway door and turn it into an optical illusion.
And stepping through this looking glass is a ballerina, the fire exit bar suddenly becoming a ballet school banister.
Also on hand for the cutting of the red ribbon last Thursday was Jasmine’s mother, Rachel, whose long-running Goode School of Dance is also part of The Greystones Studios on Theatre Lane, as well as proprietor, Ross McParland, who commissioned the mural.
Situated on the first floor of the studios, the ballerina mural is the latest work from the Russian-born artist to grace the Theatre Lane boulevard, after Irina’s ambitious street portraits were unveiled there last November.
Part of an ongoing project to turn the area into an artist haven, work is already underway on The Wonderwall Project, which will see one entire side of the two-storey Greystones Studios turned into a giant painting.
Artist Irina Kuksova unveils her trompe l’oeil mural at Greystones Studios.