The latest #43ArtDrop piece burst out all over Leytonstone, London E11, as part of the 2017 Leytonstone Arts Trial, It happened over the weekend, or at least started, a piece of work in 43 parts, 43 paintings, 43 pieces painted on found material picked up off the street and recycled or upcycled or however you wish to describe the process of grabbing the things we waste, saving them from landfill and letting leaves grow on them before they are put back on the streets.
43 paintings hung on the streets, art left there for people to take should they wish to. 43 pieces hung, the first of them “dropped” in the sunshine of the opening day of the Leytonstone Arts Trail and then a trail left around the trail, a trail of art drops (never dropped, always carefully placed, a considered hang) around East London and beyond.
Twenty two of the pieces went out over the weekend, the rest will go out on the streets during the week ahead of next Sunday’s Art Car Boot Fair. Always a highlight of the London art year, I love taking part in the Art Car Boot Fair, always an honour to be invited, always an exciting line up of artists, more about that later, today is catching up with the progress of the latest #43ArtDrop and posting some of the photos. And of course a big part of the #43ArtDrop pieces is the interaction and the use of the hashtag and people posting photos on their social media feeds. Did you find one? Art is about engagement.
Please click on an image o the drops pieces or to enlarge or to run the fracture slide show….