A Czech granny who is 91 years old is creating her own form of street art. Grandma is creating unique works of art on the houses of her friends and the local church.
She may be over 90 years old, but the age doesn’t let that stop her from creating her own form of street art.
Agnes Kasparkova is a former agricultural worker before retiring 30 years ago. Apparently she likes to keep herself busy so she picked up a new hobby in her retirement.
91 Year Old Street Artist
“I’m just doing what I like. I try to help decorate the world a bit.”
says Anežka Kašpárková (Agnes Kasparkova) – Czech granny, or babička as she would be called in Czech. She is from Louka, a village and municipality in Hodonín District in the South Moravian Region of the Czech Republic.
It’s a small village with a small population, yet thanks to Anežka’s efforts, one of the most beautiful villages in the Czech Republic.
As long as the weather allows her she keeps doing her painting. She likes doing hand-painting her neighbors’ houses with traditional Moravian motifs.
She spends her days painting floral murals on the whitewashed walls around the village.
Grandma’s paintings last about two years before beginning to fade. Then the walls are returned to white and again Czech’s granny paints a whole new mural.
Every May, she spends 10 days adding beautiful florals to the freshly whitewashed village chapel
It has been for forty years that she’s been climbing scaffolding to paint. While it’s really hard for her to do so but she doesn’t let it stop her.
Grandma says that she learned the craft from another woman named Manakova. After she passed away, she decided to carry on with her work. Grandma cannot imagine her life without doing the painting.
One of the most striking features of Kasparkova’s art is the bright and bold ultramarine blue paint color. Which works splendidly in contrast with the white walls of the Moravian houses. She makes sure to use an expensive, good quality paint, which she guarantees will last at least two years.
She never plans her artworks in advance, instead of making them up as she goes along. She takes her work very seriously and is very patient and dedicated to her craft.
She pauses in the winter due to the cold climate and again continues beautifying the village as spring arrives. Her work is similar to the painted houses of Zalipie, neighboring Poland.