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Arts / Grinch street art gives Market Cross Christmas tree new twist

Photo: Balazs Onhausz

A PIECE of street art depicting the Grinch has been put up at the Market Cross in Lerwick, just in front of the Christmas tree.

The Grinch is a character created by children’s author Dr. Seuss who tries to ruin Christmas.

The painting, by local artist Balazs Onhausz, has been catching people’s attention at the Cross today (Tuesday).

Giving things a topical twist, the character is shown wearing a disposable face mask.

“One of my favourite Christmas characters is the Grinch and I thought I could use my latest technique and material which I created for my last outdoor exhibition at King Harald Street beginning this year called Faces of the UK,” Onhausz said.

“It is waterproof painting on 100 per cent recycled material. I thought it would brighten up the street and because I placed it right front of one of the online free webcams people who aren’t able to go outside in this pandemic or any other reason can have a look.”