If you keep abreast of our comings and goings you may already be aware that we recently had to change our ‘Taking the cure’ mural we did in Blackpool last year’s for Sand, Sea and Spray festival. This was due to the powers that be deciding (quite unfairly in my opinion) that they didn’t like our piece due to the fact that the accompanying text was apparently a drug reference. It actually related to the Victoria pastime of ‘taking the cure’ being to bathe in the sea off Blackpool for healing purposes but they said it related to the much more recent meaning of the term of going in to rehab. It even mentions the Victorian ‘taking the cure’ on Blackpool’s Wikipedia page but what do I know.
Anyway they asked us to change the text or get the piece whitewashed, so, being the good boys we are we got some friends to change the piece for us so it was far less contentious. All good and everyone is happy. That said i thought i’d pay homage to our original piece and recreate it in part but this time making sure that the man has no say in whatever we put on it…
Title: Time to take the cure
Materials: Paint pen, acrylic, ink, pastel, spray paint and charcoal
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