Diary

03/10/2010 23:00

Fair, Spontaneous, Passionate, Change the World and Celebrate

 

South Africa
October 2010
Freehand Spray Paint on Wine Towers


After the strangest week I received an email from Bernard who is this crazy dude in charge of ‘Wibbly Wobbly Wine’ in South Africa.  Bernard asked if I’d be interested in visiting South Africa and painting his wine towers.  South Africa being somewhere that I hadn’t visited before I said ‘Yah’ (insert your own poor example of a South African accent).  Until I arrived in South Africa I hadn’t worked out what it was I was going to paint.  Once I’d got to the towers, saw them in the flesh and taken measurements so that I could work out my options regarding number of letters per tower I could begin to decide.  I then started to go through the companies’ promotional paraphernalia to see if I could write something that summed up their involvement in the fair trade project, their forward thinking attitude and general all-round good ethos.  I eventually decided on “Fair Spontaneous Passionate Change the World and Celebrate” which ‘Wibbly Wobbly Wines’ went on to use on their wine labels.  The whole painting took 5 days from start to finish with 2 people helping to paint the background.  Whilst painting the towers I was given the opportunity to paint 2 further towers around the corner.  I was able to hook up Faith 47 with the job and she painted some sick characters of Lady Justice. http://blogmodart.rebelmobile.de/blog/faith47blog/  

As a result of hanging out with Faith I was introduced to DIE ANTWOOTRD, check out their video ‘About a Ninja’, prepare to have your understanding of Hip Hop turned on its head. 

20/09/2010 14:00

Change

Old Street, London
September 2010
Freehand Spray Paint on Wall

In 2008 Peter Sinclair contacted Steph at Stella Dore to ask if she could recommend a street artist to paint a mural to honour the memory of his son, Tom, who was fatally stabbed on Old Street.  Peter had set up the Flavisum Trust to raise awareness and attempt to change young people’s attitudes towards knives and carrying knives.  It took many months of letter writing and wrangling on Peter’s part to secure planning permission from Islington Council.  Due to Peter’s determination this was granted in 2010 and we went ahead and wrote the word CHANGE near to the spot where Tom was killed.