40 artists and creative people submitted designs to Hillingdon council's street art project and we had to choose the 3 most interesting to have painted on BT box street furniture in the Uxbridge high street.
We met at the council offices and had a friendly debate about which designs were the most interesting/dynamic/suitable for the selectid BT boxes. (Mr.Mayor included who proudly showed us his solid silver Mace stick)
The final designs chosen are (and in no particular order...)
Christine Turnbull's 'Hillingdon Rose'
Alan Ford's 'Relationship with Water'
and Felicity Harrison's 'Lambert pattern' design
Christine Turnbull made a lovely design of a close up of a handpainted Hillingdon rose that waz first cultivated in the area and named after Lady Hillingdon. Her BT box location is appropriately right next to the flower stall directly outside the Uxbridge tube station.
Lots of the local passers by said how excited there were to see somethingk interesting happening with public art in their area.
This is the artist's website: http://www.christineturnbull.com/
|She even very cleverly made a paper model of the BT box with the rose design mapped out on it.. How professional!|
|Spraypainting with Belmonts and Montana|
|Tripping advice from the council|
|even the 'shopping inspectors' turned up to make sure we were painting properly with our mural mojo all in order...|
|Early stages/ werk in progress... end of Day 1|
|Time for bed|
|while visiting the next box to paint we are blessed by the auspicious sign of a double rainbow above the mini-mural location. its always good to receive a sign from above to grace our artistic endeavours with good luk..|
|A unique design of BT box ive never seen before that will bee graced by Felicities design starting on Day 3|
|90% of the public love the street art project|
(the rest are missing out on the joy of art and freedom of self expression!)
The design is coming along nicely
|Second side at end of Day 2|
|Local man happy to see more colour in the area|
|2nd box to paint|
|With this design by Alan Ford ("Relationship with Water") its pretty linear and mathematical so i figured it would be good to get the dimensions correct and exact by creating a stencil for it.|
stencilling Alan's design on
|i waz asked to paint the design on az Alan the designer for this box is more a photographer than painter|
|another pleased member of the public glad to see some interesting street art appear in the local area|
|werk-in-progress Day 2|