The design of the mural is by Olympias Kelaidi, (find her on Youtube well worth viewing, see links below) the art teacher for the grade and high school, who had painted Icons in the Greek Orthodox style in order to earn a living in art until she developed a hump in her back from being bent over a table for twenty years. She gave it up and became an art teacher first in Lesbos and then in Serifos. She was born in Athens and then in her early years, she went to Brussels to study Mexican style mural painting, her first love and of which she has extraordinary accomplishment. In addition, she went to Korea around 1992-3 (some of the same years that I was in Japan) where she studied traditional Korean brush painting. Korea is an Asian leader in progressive modern art techniques in brush painting completely modernizing and experimenting with the forms. She also paints using egg tempera which she makes herself. Six years ago she came to Serifos, loves it here, and has remained ever since. She feels she is making an important contribution to children's lives teaching them the values of aesthetics and artistic expression. I haven't gotten her permission to use her photo here yet but I will soon along with the finished mural.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SqI1kYkcL1o Land art with Olympias Kelaidi
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yovP7671wus Multiple painted faces
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tojxAezlM0 Klimpt 30 second video with Olympias Kelaidi's face
Another Youtube video I recommend is not Olympias' but is a very sweet video, about 10 minutes and tells a story of the children who live in Hora, the top of the mountain. The scenery is also lovely. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5YK93ZiMeg