Today was mostly about more leaves on the ground, more dropping of drops, more leaves dropped, leaves hung, a little bit of connection (hopefully), and some painting on things picked up out of East London skips and the waste wood left by workmen gentrifying hardware shops and turning them in to more expensive coffee drinking zones that look down their noses at you as they take over everything ever and cup cake the hell out of us.
The year-long piece of work in 365 parts that is the #365ArtDrops piece went on with eight more pieces left around various parts of East London. Part 276 was painted on a recycled jewellery shop bag and hung on a hook between a couple of shops on Columbia Road, part 277 was painted on a recycled piece of wood and hung on the wall of a pub on a street just off Columbia Road, part 278 was painted on a small recycled piece of wood and placed on a wall in the Autumn sunshine and red leaves of Haggerston Park, Hackney.
Part 279 was painted on a recycled block of wood picked up from the builders waste outside of yet another fancy coffee shop being made ready to open, and placed on a window ledge on Columbia Road. Part 280 was painted on another recycled block of wood picked up from the same builders waste outside of yet another fancy (and no doubt far too expensive) coffee shop being made ready to open, and placed on a window ledge of a soon to be closed much loved local cafe at the junction of Columbia Road and the Hackney Road, East London, where the rent just went up from £11,000 to £27,000 and the people who put their hearts in to it are being forced out.
Part 281, painted on a third recycled block of wood picked up from the builders waste outside of that soon to be fancy (and no doubt far too expensive) coffee shop being made ready to open, and placed next to another “exciting new development opportunity” in East London next to a Dscreet owl and… Part 282, painted on a fourth recycled block of wood picked up from the builders waste and placed outside Cosmos Records, Hackney Road, East London. Part 283, painted on a fifth recycled block of wood picked up from that builders waste outside that soon to be coffee shop and placed on the canal bridge in the Autumn sunshine, by Broadway, East London…