It was a gorgeous sunny day in Shoreditch today and a very special bunch of flowers came into bloom. Artist Sean Worrall is renown for his generous distribution of free art in various parts of London and indeed occasionally even further afield.
A leaf bloomed against a backdrop of art by ThisOne and came into the possession of the delightful Josephine. Josephine was the youngest member of our tour party this morning and she was delighted to collect leaf #169 of 365.
The next garden delight I didn’t even see myself, apparently I was babbling on a bit at the time but eagle eyed Amelia spotted #165 of 365.
As we walked through the Wheler Street Tunnel Jean, who gallantly surrendered the first leaf to Josephine on account of him being a gentleman had his virtue rewarded when he found this gem, simply marked #43artdrop.
The fourth leaf to yield itself to the tour group was spied by Clare whilst I was busy preventing guests throwing themselves in front of cars and bikes on Bethnal Green Road.
It is a wonderfully beautiful gesture by Sean Worrall to place these free pieces art out on the street to await their fate and we are delighted to report that this cluster of four have all gone to very appreciative homes.
The numbering of some of the works of art found today is interesting as in 2015 Sean Worrall embarked on a project to place 365 pieces of art on the street, one for each day of the year. At the successful conclusion of that mission he wrote about his purpose in that project and this beautiful and moving story by Sean showed how it touched people’s lives, definitely worth a read.
This Sunday (9th July 2017) Sean will have one hundred pieces, one hundred paintings on recycled cardboard, each to be sold at a price of £1 at the 2017 Art Car Boot Fair in Vauxhaul, one of many great reasons to head over there.
We have posted about previous free art drop by Sean HERE
All photos: Dave Stuart