Apart from Tito

Posted in Off The Wall, observation, Collage, Graffiti, Sticker, Cafe with tags , , , , , , , on October 25, 2016 by lkthayer

dscf1789eApart from Tito above…… Only one of the four photos below that I took in Velenje, Slovenia have not been collaged. Can you guess the odd one out?

dscf1764eMens loo inside the Lucifer Cafe

dscf1818eTito would not be amused at this subway in town

dscf1747eNot your average street sign

dscf1772bMarshal Tito Square

Snaps taken on October 21st 2016 by Mitch Hicks

Magical Slovenia And Not A Trump In Sight !

Posted in Artwork, Buildings, Food For Thought, Landscape, observation, Off The Wall with tags , , , , , , , , on October 22, 2016 by lkthayer




dscf1860Gornji Grad


dscf1438My Slovenian grapes on the terrace

Just a few snaps from my autumn trip to the magical land of Slovenia

Snaps & comment by Mitch Hicks ~ October 2016

The Last Artist….. (meets Lao Tsu)

Posted in Artwork, Buildings, Film, observation, Off The Wall, Quote, Street Art with tags , , , , , , , , , , on October 12, 2016 by lkthayer

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

Stik on the changing face of Shoreditch

Posted in Artwork, arty farty, Graffiti, London, observation, Off The Wall, Street Art with tags , , , , on October 6, 2016 by lkthayer




Please give the above clip a view….. A really good insight from Stik and friends on the changing face of Shoreditch…… Enjoy …….. Mitch

It’s up

Posted in Artwork, arty farty, Collage, observation, Off The Wall, Poem, Poetry with tags , , , , , , , , on October 4, 2016 by lkthayer

dscf0506eA simple wooden fence erect and proud

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

i Heart

Posted in Artwork, arty farty, Banksy, Collage, Graffiti, observation, Off The Wall, Street Art with tags , , , , on October 1, 2016 by lkthayer


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

Underground 2016 London

Posted in Artwork, arty farty, Collage, Graffiti, observation, Off The Wall, Street Art with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 30, 2016 by lkthayer



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