Snaps taken on October 21st 2016 by Mitch Hicks
The Last Artist by Allysha Webber
The above beautiful award winning short film” The Last Artist” ~ Written, directed and produced by Allysha Webber ~ Animation & Artwork by MotionLab ~ Narrated by Francis Edwards.
Extremely captivating so please view and enjoy it yourselves as much as I did. The film led me to show you a snap I took of an iconic mural designed by Kenson Seto, and painted by Alex Li and Falk in China Town, Vancouver. The “Lao Tsu Mural” This lovely mural will be lost forever owing to a new building being built onto the wall. http://www.vancitybuzz.com/2015/03/city-green-lights-chinatown-development-blocking-iconic-mural/
The mural has the written translation of Chinese philosopher Lao Tsu ~ “It takes knowledge to understand others, but it needs a clear mind to know oneself. It takes strength to surpass others, but it requires a strong will to surpass oneself.”
Film ~ Allysha Webber ~ Comment & snap ~ Mitch Hicks
Please give the above clip a view….. A really good insight from Stik and friends on the changing face of Shoreditch…… Enjoy …….. Mitch
Moist letters whisper solitude words
Desire is stapled thru your dreams
Put me into the collage
It feels like splattered paint
Up there hung
My latest collage and poem is inspired by a gallery piece of artwork I snapped in the Charles H. Scott Gallery, Emily Carr University, Granville Island, Vancouver. By the artist Hock E Aye Vi Edgar Heap of Birds. The solo exhibition of Genocide and Democracy, Secrets of Life and Death. Of course the words have been incorporated into my short poem. http://www.straight.com/listings/events/755201 …. My other snap used in making the collage was of a blue bird like image painted onto a wooden fence outside nearby the gallery. Another inspiration was a charming email from British – Iranian born Maryam Hashemi, the Hackney Wick artist now living in Tehran and about to show her solo exhibition “Fairy tales from the 5th dimension” at the Elahe Gallery Tehran…. Lots of inspiration sometimes flow into my collages.
Collage snap and comment by Mitch Hicks
Let me introduce you to a mystery street artist i Heart. The Banksy on the streets of Vancouver! The second snap in this collage is a collabaration with Ola Volo. Check his website for more info on his artwork.
Snaps and comment by Mitch Hicks
Hurry down to see this epic exhibition put together by the nice folks at Graffiti Street.
The showing of UNDERGROUND 2016 is to be found at HOXTON ARCHES, Arch 402, Cremer Street, London
Snaps taken on opening night by Mitch Hicks