Wall Painting: Artistic Homage to King Bhumibol

Wall Painting: Artistic Homage to King Bhumibol
Wall Painting: Artistic Homage to King Bhumibol

Beautiful paintings that depict His Majesty the King Bhumibol along the wall on Wong Prachan Road have recently become an eye-catching feature for the passersby. All the paintings were made from the heart by Hua Hin artists.

This art project was inspired by a volunteer group with cooperation of the Hua Hin Municipality. According to Mr. Akharadet Rawangwong and Mr. Thanakri Phramaneenil, members of the volunteer group, the project started when Mr. Akharadet had an idea about expressing gratitude to His Majesty and illustrating the King’s royal projects throughout his reign. Out of 4,447 royal projects, Mr. Akharadet selected 58 to be transformed into the wall paintings of
this project.

The paintings were made by over 100 artists and local people from Silpakorn University in Bangkok and Phetchaburi, Ratanakosin Rajamangala University of Technology and Hua Hin Artist Village. The volunteer group took responsibility for the this project, which has received overwhelmingly good feedback and response. Besides enabling people to see
the achievements of the late King, the art project symbolises the unity and solidarity of Thai people in working together and giving one another support.

The painters did not receive payment for their work, but were proud and happy to dedicate themselves for their beloved monarch. Mr. Akharadet asked those who admire the paintings to understand that the painters created their work because they would like to do give to the community, not to show themselves off. The project also transforms the featureless wall into a place of beautiful art.