Saudi artist paints city walls atop a crane

This Saudi artist operates a crane to paint her murals

Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Noura Bin Saidan has created 16 large-scale paintings

depicting famous singers and writers from the Middle East

(SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) MURAL ARTIST, NOURA BIN SAIDAN, SAYING:

"Mural drawing requires a high level of skill, and one of the most important skills is driving the crane. I learned how to drive it so drawing can be easier and I can depend on myself to get anywhere easily, especially because we work in high places -as high as 30 meters."

She spent 21 days completing her collection for Riyadh Season

an annual arts and culture festival

(SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) MURAL ARTIST, NOURA BIN SAIDAN, SAYING:

"I'm so proud that my murals are considered among the most important landmarks in the (Riyadh City) Boulevard. This is something I'm proud of and it makes me really happy. My ambition doesn't stop here, my ambition is getting bigger. For me, one of my most important goals is to spread Saudi art around the world."

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