Mushroom Families

When you see a group of mushrooms that are either arguing or are a ghetto family, you just need to take a snap. I love seeing mushroom art (I’ve seen several in Brick Lane, surprisingly!) and it’s interesting to see something that isn’t the usual cutey-style art!


Weekly Challenge: Cover Art

A few days ago I saw a really colourful piece of street art in Brick Lane, near Aldgate East which caught my eye, not least of all because of the funky design which shows a quirky character (with, I think, his hands on his head?)

I think this would make a really interesting album cover, or even a sketch, or even a comic series! What do you think?

20141023_174035Part of this weeks Weekly Photo Challenge: Cover Art

Writing on the Wall: Geometric Art

I have no idea what this is meant to be, but it reminded me of those complicated Maths problems with lots of shapes and angles. (I also love the fact that this is right next to the Inner London Crown Court – nice sight before you go before a judge, hey?)

The colours in this are just lovely, and this image reminds me of a colourful, half-completed origami model. It’s a bit random, I know and probably won’t mean much to a lot of people, but I loved this splash of colour during a working day, not to mention some quirky, foldy abstract art.



Stik Family Art

Stik art – literally an artist who draws bright, colourful and oversized stick men with a message. I like the simplicity of this artist’s work, and like Banksy, his work is in random places, the artist is elusive, and usually has a message. This is one that I saw of a Stik family in Whitechapel on the corner of a road (next to a dessert place, may I add!), although I don’t think there was a so much of a political message with this one. I was annoyed that it had been spoilt a little with random tags and stickers, although I suppose that’s what happens when it’s street art.

You can see another Stik piece that I saw a while back here on the door of a pub, which I LOVED, although I’m keeping my eyes peeled for more!


A Cubist (Grafitti) Man

This is something I saw last week in good old art-rich-full Brick Lane area, which reminded me of the Cubism art movement (althought I could be wrong, it may be less 20th century Picasso inspired art, and more about computer pixels!)

I saw as an interesting composition of jerky lines, labels and weird-crusty-old-man-portrait, although I did like the black and white being layered on top of bright yellow. I love that there are so many different styles of art all over walls, floors, billboards, shop fronts and doors all over London, and this just shows one style which is out there.

His stripy top is kind of cool, too.


Writing on the Wall: I am Eagle-Girl, Hear Me Roar

I saw this today while in Brick Lane area wandering around (and enjoying dessert!) and saw this piece of art on one of the walls, which I loved. I have no idea which bird is on her head, but it looks like an eagle-costume or pelt, which made me think of this blog title.

There’s something about this which reminds me slightly of an anime character (perhaps like a weird Totoro character) but I also like the fact that she’s kooky enough to be walking around with a stick in her hand, some wings and a peaceful look on her face.


The Hidden People in Brick Lane

I love looking for street art in places like Brick Lane, which are chock-full everywhere you look, and there’s something new to see every time I visit, including these amazingly colourful depictions of beautiful, punky women, cartoonish clowns, ole’ geezers and mischievous young boys (those boys remind me a lot of my nephews, incidentally!).  You gotta love the motor-bike strategically placed in front of the colourful portrait of a woman, too!