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Mesmerizing Bedroom Mural Beams with New Life Once the Lights are Out

When the lights go off in Keti Sidamonidze's bedroom, a cleverly-painted mural makes her walls beam with life. Under daytime brightness, her wall appears to display a conventional piece of artwork, one that depicts a cat sitting on a crescent moon, overlooking a city below. Only in the dark does the fantastical scene take on an entirely new look–a ferocious tiger suddenly appears in a glittering night sky.

Since 2012, Sidamonidze had been enamored with the idea of a glow-in-the-dark mural, but states that she has “no talent for painting.” To make her fairy tale dream a vivid reality, she enlisted the help of artist Giorgi Makharashvili. He used conventional paint for the always-visible elements (such as the cat), and special pigments for the invisible details. The result is a unique and mesmerizing piece of wall art that Sidamonidze is more than happy to fall asleep beside.

Giorgi Makharashvili: Facebook
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Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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