And from tradegy comes homage; Robin Williams is always on our mind.
For Argentinian artist Andres Iglesias, aka Cobre, his mural couldn't come any sooner. With Williams passing on August 11th, the piece honors him in full wall view. Williams’ distinctive, animated visage is also a popular subject for street art, often appearing unexpectedly on the sides of San Francisco buildings. This August also marks four years since his passing.
The piece painted was inspired by photographer Peter Hapak, which accompanied the late actor’s 2014 obituary in TIME, although the artist’s rendition makes Williams’ face appear even more weathered, emphasizing age lines and giving a rough-hewn quality to the nose and forehead not evident in the original.
// Williams passing has sparked the conversation on mental health and how suicide plays into it. If you are feeling suicidal, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or the National Hopeline Network at 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433). You can also visit Suicide Prevention Lifeline help.