It's CRAZY, but truly amazing that this place exists!
LUNA'S CASTLE is finally a visual art gallery, and from what we have been told by travelers, one of, if not the best hostel ever visited! So if your ever in Panama....please check it out!
All the paintings are complete and hanging on the walls in every room, dorm, common area, hallway, nook and cranny etc. In all, there are over 130 paintings from Corinna and I ranging in size from a few inches up to 4 feet by 8 feet. The concept from the beginning was to plaster the walls with as much work as possible and as good a quality as possible with the most diversity as possible. We've done that, aside from the new private rooms that have only 1 large piece in each room to keep them a bit more calming.
From the time you walk in the door, you are greeted with art on the walls.....and it never stops!
Corinna even made sure the lighting was right with custom panels on every light throughout the Castle.
While I recycled some of the waste to hang these garbage girls around the place.
Luna's Castle is massive, 4 floors, and complete with a full chef kitchen, movie theatre, 2 large common areas, a 20+ seating dining hall, overhead balcony, hammock breezeway, open courtyard, dorm rooms, private rooms and soon... a standing only bar in our dungeon. In total, there are 16 different accommodation areas, and Corinna custom made a different, hand-painted signs for each and every room.Here are a few pictures to give you an idea of what is going on here overall.
Luna's Castle from the street-Panama City Panama.
The view from the balcony out the front towards the city centre. I wake up to this!
The main common area with internet, couches, balcony, some of Corinna's best work ever and musical instruments.
The chill out room with balcony, hammocks, couches and a lot of my personal funk factor.
One of many hallways throughout the castle.
The main stairway leading to the top floor.
The main hallway upstairs in the castle.
The main entry way across from reception.
It is hard to truly capture the scope of this project as it's such a gigantic place.
As well, here are the last 5 paintings I completed in the last 2 weeks.
"ROBERTS SON STEPHEN MARLEY" - 60" x 48" - Acrylic and marker on wood
"MAN ALIEN" - 96" X 48" - Acrylic and spray paint on wood
"THE DUSTY FOOT PHILOSOPHER-K'NAAN" -60" X 48"- Acrylic and marker on wood
"BARACK H. OBAMA-Hope for America" 72" X 48" - Acrylic on wood
Painted the day of the January 20th, 2009 Inaugeration- 16 hours straight.
"THE GHANDI LAMA" - 72" x 48" - Acrylic and marker on wood
THANK YOU everybody for your support and taking the time to see my work!
See you soon