Collapsed mural in West Palm Beach restored by artist

Posted at 6:43 PM, Aug 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-18 18:43:50-04

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.- The mural on the side of the Alexander Loft apartment building in West Palm Beach is restored by the artist.

The brick veneer wall collapsed and fell in March, leaving the mural in pieces. 

Tristan Easton, the mural's artist, returned to West Palm to create a new mural on the wall.

Eaton painted over the old mural and painted a new mural based on the original inspiration, a portrait of Alexander Graham Bell to commemorate the building's history when it was used as headquarters for the Southern Bell Company.

The mural originally took four people 12 days and 500 cans of spray paint in 2014.

This time, it took Eaton and one assistant six days and 200 cans to paint.

"At first it was kinda a shock to see half my mural fall off a building," said Eaton. "That's never happened, but all's well that ends well. So it's nice to get another chance to paint such a big wall."

This is Easton's largest mural in North America.