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Watch Canada's largest mural take shape

In five minutes, you can see the drab walls of Sudbury's St. Joseph's Hospital transformed into a riot of colour

The massive mural on the wall of Sudbury's St. Joseph's Hospital has transformed a drab brick building decaying on the shores of Ramsey Lake into a celebration of colour.

Love it or hate it (and make no mistake, the mural has its supporters and detractors), there's no denying the project was a massive undertaking for the artist, RISK, a.k.a. Los Angeles-based artist Kelly Graval, and his team.

Between a bit of rain, numerous thefts of equipment over the course of the 12 days and the challenges of the building's architecture and the landscape upon which it sits, the mural — more than 70,000 square feet in size — is impressive.

Up Here says the project, a swirling mass of rainbow colours and huge butterflies, is the largest mural in Canada, more than 50,000 square feet larger than the 20,000-square-foot photo realistic wolf that adorns an apartment building in Thompson, Man. 

Given the momentous nature of the undertaking, Sudbury.com decided the project was perfect to immortalize with a timelapse video. Led by new media reporter Heather Green-Oliver, with the assistance of new media reporter Keira Ferguson and reporter Matt Durnan, our crew was on-site with RISK and his team for the entire project, capturing the process.

Special shout-out to Bertrand Productions for the awesome drone footage they provided.

Enjoy the video and tell us what you think of the mural in the comments below.

Originally posted on Sudbury.com