Thursday, July 19, 2007

Don't trip on the remote controls

These have popped up on the footpaths of Enmore Road:


They're made from plaster or maybe cement, and are very firmly stuck down. I've counted at least four of them. I don't know how long they've been there - I think I just noticed them for the first time because I've been walking with my head bowed, cowering from the cold.

The one outside the Starr Bowkett Co-Operative Building Society has been painted green to match the wall, which pleases me greatly.


I wonder if it was colour co-ordinated by the artist or by Starr Bowkett themselves (I like to think that's the kind of thing Starr Bowkett would do, but looking at it, it's probably more likely to have been painted before it was stuck down). It's actually a different model of remote control to the one in the other photo. You just don't see that level of attention to detail in most remote control street art these days.

4 comments:

justyna said...

That is tops!

Anonymous said...

Interesting... and do they all say 'hate'?
b.

Miss Wired said...

Yes they do.

There's also one just outside the Blue Fig café and one stuck to the top of one of those "Gothic" concrete polehuggers.

I have no idea what they're for, but wonder about the direction they're pointing.

Drew said...

There is one outside the post office next to the phone box if you haven't seen this one