University of Limerick Students, Colin and his girlfriend Neisha have created a spectacular mural consisting of every Coldplay album!
Colin Doyle and Neisha Keane Butler spent 52 hours over a three week period painting each Coldplay album cover onto a wall in Thurles, Tipperary, a county in south-central Ireland. I spoke to Colin about his inspirations and the process of painting the mural.
"What brought us to do it I suppose is that we are all Coldplay fanatics at home. Dad (Vincent) suggested the idea and Mam loved it too!"
Inspired by seeing the band live at Wembley in 2016 and Croke Park in 2017, Colin and Neisha endured the unusually hot weather Ireland has been experiencing lately to create a wonderful spectacle in their back yard.
"The idea was originally just to have Coldplay on the wall with some lyrics we loved from their songs but it evolved into having Coldplay along with their Album covers"
Ghost Stories, one of Colins favourite Coldplay albums, proved to be the most difficult album cover to paint due to the small details and symmetry.
"It’s impossible for me to pick a favourite Coldplay album but my top 3 Coldplay albums in no particular order would have to be Ghost Stories, A Head Full of Dreams and Everyday Life. We play Coldplay non-stop at home!"