Crispin Young Wilson(NEW YORK) — When one 4-year-old boy refused to sleep in his bedroom, a friend of his father’s created a glow-in-the-dark mural that’s made his room his new go-to spot.
Crispin Young Wilson is the friend who created an illuminating mural that’s captured the attention of tens of thousands of people on the Internet. After the Hood River, Oregon, woman shared photos of her work on Twitter, it went viral overnight with 40,000 retweets and more than 83,000 likes.
Young Wilson, 36, told ABC News she was commissioned by her friend, who needed to help his son named Ben.
“He’s like, ‘Can you please do something for Ben because he’s throwing tantrums non-stop? He doesn’t want his own room. He wants to sleep with mommy and daddy,'” Wilson recalled. “I was happy to try and do something.”
It took Young Wilson, who is a computer hardware technician by day, approximately eight hours to create the mural, which is inspired by the highest mountain in Oregon, Mount Hood. She used phosphorescent or glow-in-the-dark paint to create the mural.
“I love camping. I love going out in nature and hiking,” Young Wilson said.
“Mount Hood is often visible from my neighborhood. And I love outer space,” she added, noting that she can see the Milky Way Galaxy from her home state.
Young Wilson charged the family $12 per square foot for her work. “It was a great day. I got paid to do what I love to do,” she added.
After seeing how much Ben loved his new bedroom, she now hopes to use her talents to help kids in need, perhaps in hospitals.
Young Wilson said she wouldn’t charge parents with kids who have illnesses and “can’t get outside.” She hopes to connect to an Oregon-based charity for her next mural.
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