Blogged this before when it was halfway through, but now looking a lot more finished, here’s the new piece on Jamaica Street. Heard talk that it was a bit of a community project, a collaboration between artists and people new to it, certainly seems to be what it’s turned out as.
View of the whole piece. Very much ‘community art’ that i’ve gotta say often sets my teeth on edge a bit. You don’t ’empower communities through art’ or whatever, you ’empower communities’ by giving them the actual power and abilities to make things as they want them.
Odd though, inside and around the figures there are a load of little stencils, quite like this one…
and this one’s kinda comedy minimalist
These less so
And a whole load of stenciled title, reminiscent of the piece down the road by the bus station.