Unify, Shoreditch, London, April 2019

2148. Shoreditch, London (30)

I took a walk with my sister, who lives in London, a week ago and on her suggestion we headed over towards Brick Lane. On the way there we passed this wonderful stencil by Unify, which definitely met with her approval. There is something rather special about doorway art… perhaps it is the combination of two of my loves – street art and doors.

Unify, Shoreditch, London, April 2019
Unify, Shoreditch, London, April 2019

In my view, there is something a little sad about this chimpanzee who has sprayed ‘I Love You’ on the door, as if completely misunderstood and marginalised and yet still articulating love. We humans have done just about our worst when it comes to the fragile ecosystems where our great primates live but they bear us no grudges… that would be a human quality.

I love Unify’s work, but find that it is often tinged with a little sadness.

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I am Stephen. I live in Bristol, UK. I decided to shorten my profile...to this: Wildlife, haiku, travel, streetart, psychogeography and my family. Not necessarily in that order.

6 thoughts on “2148. Shoreditch, London (30)”

  1. I agree – I feel sad – and something else.
    The long spill of drip from the can is not natural – not for spray paint – (IMO)
    And then where unify wrote their name – that messy abstract is also a little off –
    Hm – truly tension in here literally and figuratively

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    1. I do believe we might be on the cusp of a tipping point. Public opinion is changing. What kind of person would think that destroying our planet knowingly is a good thing, or even necessary? Time to call these people out.

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  2. I do believe we might be on the cusp of a tipping point. Public opinion is changing. What kind of person would think that destroying our planet knowingly is a good thing, or even necessary? Time to call these people out.

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