Daily Archives: March 11, 2013

The Curious Case of the Painted Sparrow

The Curious Case of the Painted Sparrow

The Curious Case of the Painted Sparrow

 

After our previous visit to Sclater Street the piece we completed lasted for a week before some razor sharp wit decided to modify it and add the word ‘ANUS’ nice and large right over the middle of our picture (as seen below). Noboby likes a large anus on their picture so we thought we’d do our best to replace it with something a little more fitting.

Painted Sparrow (before)

A little research led to the discovery that Sclater Street used to be famous for having a thriving bird market so our new piece would be a little nod to the streets’ history. As we were painting it an old guy came round with his grandson and told me that he used to live nearby and the market was still there when he was a kid. He also informed me that they’d sell you a painted sparrow as soon as sell you an actual budgerigar or the like. I’m not sure if he was pulling my leg or not but I liked the idea.

Once we’d got the background sorted and the bird and hand up I had to get our little bit of sculptural graffiti put up and fix the ‘2 and sixpence’ price tag right to the top of the wall. Which involved going right to the top of the ladder. Which is always a nervous moment on a blustery day. I gave it a good bit of duct tape as I didn’t want to be going up again so hopefully it’ll last a few weeks at least…

Cheers

id-iom

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My bird just loves to shop

My bird just loves to shop

My bird just loves to shop

Now if you’ve ever been taken along whilst your girlfriend or wife is shopping you’ll understand this picture straight away and if you haven’t i think you get the idea…

It is A2 in size and is made using the magic of hand cut stencils and spray paint. Signed on reverse.

Here is the ebay link

For further information about us and what we get up to you can visit our flickr (www.flickr.com/id-iom) and twitter (@thisisidiom).

Cheers

id-iom

 

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The time is now

The time is now

The time is now

I met this guy once, his name Alfredo and to call him strange is putting it very mildly. Crazier than a box of frogs, dafter than a suitcase full of cats and dafter than a barrel full of elephants are all things you could use to describe him and you still wouldn’t be close. He really is the king of the crazy talk and proud of it too, which then makes you wonder if he’s crazy at all but then he goes and does something which again just goes and proves his utter strangeness.

It’s A2 in size and is made using the magic of watercolour, acrylic, ink and paint pen. Signed on reverse.

Here is the ebay link

For further information about us and what we get up to you can visit our flickr (www.flickr.com/id-iom) and twitter (@thisisidiom).

Cheers

id-iom

 

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