Monday, 28 September 2009
Walking along on Westminster bridge this sunday, in the slanting sunlight of late afternoon, the pavement was full of people, families local and foriegn enjoying the blue skies. Suddenly I noticed the footpath was awash in a row of erect phalluses. And people, unaware, were checking out the Eye or the Abbey. Once I had taken some pictures and showed the passing Japanese tourists special London focal point that lay at their feet... like a Mexcican wave lenses were redirected to the pavement and the sound of shutters click click click click!
Some cheekily skipped across the row of phalluses while some let out hearty gurguly giggles (the kind of giggles one rarely hears from eighty year olds!) as they huddled between the shade avoiding the phallic light from touching their feet!!
Imagine, regular familiar settings... at certain time of the day... at a precise hour as the light hits certain spaces and creates magical shadows... texts, images and shapes suddenly transform the urban settings. The shadows created by the natural light... green and eco-conscious and site/time specfic artistic interventions -
Felt like creating a new word from an inspired moment!