Autumn is a busy time when dealing with leaves, leaves all over the place, falling from trees, hanging on walls.
Last weekend more of the parts of the year-long #365ArtDrops piece went out, 315 have been left out on the street to hopefully be found and taken now. Fifty more still to come before the year and the piece both come to an end . We read today, via the hashtag and social media, that Part 312, painted on a sample piece of John Lewis hardwork flooring picked up off the pavement in Hackney, is now on the way to Missouri, USA, we learned of this via the strangely named NoLionsInEngland (well it is social media, people choose the strangest of names), a man who documents street art. Part 312 was hung on Bacon Street, just off Brick Lane, East London, last Sunday. Hung next to a Dscreet owl (that’s how Dscreet spells it, for once that isn’t a typo), appears the piece was found by an American participant in one of East London’s many street art walking tours.
Meanwhile Part 313, a piece painted of a triangular wooden off-cut picked out of a skip outside a Hackney woodwork yard was found hanging where we had left it just off Redchurch Street, we left it there keeping some Ben Eine typography company, it was found and twittered about by a man called Jim this morning. Part 300, painted on a recycled Dior fashion bag and left hanging down in the Leake Tunnel underneath Waterloo outside Diane Goldie’s excellent show last, was found, photographed (in a fancy looking tearoom) and, according yo yet another Twitter posting from the finder, is now by the seaside in Brighton.
A number of parts of the #365ArtDrops went out over the weekend, pieces painted on found pieces of wood, part 311 was painted on a glittery blue shoe box lid and left keeping a painting of the late Terry Sue Patt company outside Monty’s Bar on Brick Lane, no news on the fate of the glitter show box lid, or the pieces left by the Columbia Road flower market later that afternoon, or the piece left hanging out with Pez on Bash Street (aka Rivington Street) earlier that day. Have you got a piece?
More fallen leaves were shaped for a brief hour or two before the wind blew them off again…. “LEAVES – a series of works left to blow away”
The latest carefully placed drops, part 307 to part 315, hung on the streets and left on the windowsills of East London, mostly on Sunday November 7th 2015… The end of this year-long piece of work is now in site, fifty more pieces to go before the year ends….