Science Club's owner, Steve Maguire, describes himself as a "big fan of street art." On a recent trip to Palestine, he was inspired by the works of the famous street artist Banksy, and decided to bring a similar ethos to the patio at the lounge.
He commissioned artist Lisa Markuson. His directive: paint me a Norwegian landscape — something "Norwegian, but science-y."
Markuson, who had spent time previously in Sweden, came up with the idea of Norway's native plants. She did her research and, with the help of assistant Holly Bass, painted the folk-art mural in two days.
The pair included a puffin, a bird native to Norway, by special request.
According to Bass, the lettering was the most difficult part.
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