What is existence?

Posted in observation, Collage, Transport, Charity Shop, London, Sticker with tags , , , , on November 29, 2016 by lkthayer

dscf2387bFinding the answer on the streets of Whitechapel

Collage snap by Mitch Hicks

Rabbit or Hare it’s still there!

Posted in Artwork, Big Trouble!!!, London, observation, Off The Wall, Street Art with tags , , , on November 27, 2016 by lkthayer

dscf3589bRabbit or Hare it’s still there!….. Belgian street artist Roa painted this lovely piece along the Hackney Road in 2009. So well-loved by the locals and street art fans alike. The local council took a different view in 2010 and demanded the owners of the wall to remove or cover it up… People power won the battle to save the artwork with over 2,000 signatures petitioned against the council having their way!!! It’s now becoming quite rare to see street art surviving so long, but Roa is such a respected artist that you can still find more of his artwork in situ years after they were painted. Weathering and mindless tagging are slowly defacing this mural, but at least it’s still making folks smile as they walk and drive past.

Snapped on the evening of 19th November 2016 & comment by Mitch Hicks

Almost Found A Lowry In Leake Street

Posted in Artwork, arty farty, Dressing Up, Graffiti, innocent bystander, London, Love, observation, Off The Wall with tags , , , , on November 22, 2016 by lkthayer

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Wrong about the Lowry but did find a wedding couple having a jump!

Snaps taken 19th November 2016

Comment and snaps by Mitch Hicks

Postcard from trash

Posted in Artwork, Buildings, London, observation with tags , , , , , on November 15, 2016 by lkthayer

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Local artist Wendy Rolt drew this postcard in 2011 from the View Tube  view looking out at the building of the Olympic Stadium, Stratford, East London. I found this postcard among the trash in Hackney Wick in October 2016. By coincident I had also taken a snap of a similar view in 2011. How strange that among the scattered rubbish I spotted the card.

The postcard was found next to the trash bin marked by the black arrow I have drawn on the snap. The motto here is that not all that is thrown away is gone and forgotten for good…. I have since discovered that the artist Wendy Rolt is still painting and is the founder of  Arch 76.  A charity art project in Bethnal Green. Open to all vulnerable women of any age coping with their trauma through art.  A  peaceful safe haven drop in centre where they can feel happy to make new friends and explore art in any way that is comfortable for them. More info on the artwork of Wendy Rolt can be found on her website  http://www.wendyrolt.co.uk/

Snaps and comment by Mitch Hicks

Save Yourselves

Posted in Artwork, arty farty, Collage, Graffiti, London, observation, Off The Wall, Pub, Street Art with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 3, 2016 by lkthayer

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savey1ADIA ~ DONK ~ NEOH ~ UNGA

helpy3EDWIN ~ HIN ~ MARLARKO ~ FLOAT

savey3MIGHTY MO and more artwork for sale in Stour Space Gallery

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 Hackney Wick (please don’t piss here)

Just a few snaps from a trip to Hackney Wick to see the “Save Yourselves” exhibition. Good to see so many street artists supporting Adia Wilde in the struggle to save the artyfarty haven of The Wick. Lots of sadness I felt in seeing the area being destroyed as I strolled around snapping away!

Snaps & comment by Mitch Hicks

Fellow Street Art Hunter

Posted in arty farty, Big Trouble!!!, Collage, Graffiti, London, observation, Off The Wall, Sticker, Street Art with tags , , , on October 28, 2016 by lkthayer

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Sometimes hunting down street art throws up the unexpected… On my way back to Hackney Wick Station having spent the day snapping street art in East London.  I spotted the well-respected street art photographer & street art tour guide guru Dave Stuart. Always a pleasure talking to Dave and I hope he likes my snap collage of the day! Well worth checking out Dave’s websites below.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/nolionsinengland/

http://www.graffoto.co.uk/

Snap & collage by Mitch Hicks

 

Apart from Tito

Posted in Cafe, Collage, Graffiti, observation, Off The Wall, Sticker 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?

velenje1Mens loo inside the Lucifer Cafe.

Not your average street sign.

Tito would not be amused at this subway in town.

Marshal Tito Square.

Snaps taken on October 21st 2016 by Mitch Hicks