Since the Queen’s passing on September 8, tributes have poured in from around the world, and all around London people have been finding their own ways to pay respect to the deceased monarch. One such tribute has found travellers in West London exiting Hounslow East station to find themselves face to face with the Queen. A two-storey tall mural of the Queen has been painted on the wall of a Kingsley Road building, opposite the station.
The artists responsible for the larger-than-life tribute? Guinness World Record holders Jignesh Patel and Yash Patel. The duo are no strangers to large-scale works, with a previous mural of Vincent Van Gogh under their belt, and a Guinness World Record for largest bubble-wrap painting (which measured over 16 square meters, and used over 100 litres of paint).
The mural took over 60 hours of work to complete, due to the sheer size of it, with the team working through the night. The artists chose their tools and materials carefully, so as to ensure the artwork’s lasting legacy. To preserve the work for as long as possible, they used paint that should be able to last for ten to fifteen years. A mere second in comparison to the Queen’s 70-year reign, but plenty of time for thousands of well-wishers to visit the mural and pay their respects.
Jignesh Patel, one of the artists, said:
“This artwork will not only give the tribute to the Queen but also will be a piece of art that will be enjoyed by thousands of people across the UK for many years to come.”