This week saw knobbly knees being tucked into jeans for the first time in about 3 months, Summer is definitely over and Autumn brings with it a fresh leaf fall. This leaf is courtesy of Sean Worrall and it is a gorgeous specimen from his #artdrops project.
Suzanne from LA was the lucky person who retrieved this from the wall – just, tip toes required!
This particular leaf is number 11 of the 2019 #artdrops series. We love the Extinction Symbol in support of Extinction Rebellion on the back.
On his Facebook page Sean says:
“43 paintings  will make up the month-long #43Leaves piece. 43 paintings on found recycled unwanted material picked up off the streets. Material picked up, cleaned up, painted on and then left hanging back out on the street for people to just take should they wish to”.
Thank you Sean for your characteristic generosity of spirit.
Nice to know another one of Sean’s leafs is taking up residence in a location far far away. Sean’s free art #artdrops have featured on the Shoreditch Street Art Tours blog quite frequently in the past, check them out here
Sean Worrall website
Sean Worrall Facebook
All photographs Dave Stuart
An unprecedented event occurred on the Shoreditch Street Art Tour at the end of last week, we found a piece of free art which no one in the group wanted to take home with them. We will spare the blushes of the artist and not put up an image of the artwork.
Free Art is art left out on the streets by artists, usually street artists, which is intended to be found by a lucky person who is allowed to take the art home. This morning normality was restored when the tour came across a beautiful piece of free art left as a gift by the artist Sean Worrall.
With the number of people in the tour group there always a dilemma as to who should take home the piece of free art, so it was very sweet that the group agreed this morning that the youngest person on the tour should take home the free art, which is how the delightful and very excited Louisa became the proud owner of one of the finest works I have seen Sean drop on the streets.
Louisa said that she couldn’t wait to hang it on her bedroom door, so it will be her own personal original piece of art.
“Please Take” #ArtDrop
Sean has left many items of Free Street art on the streets, he famously ran a project last year called #365artdrops, a piece of free art for every day of the year and several guests on the Shoreditch Street Art Tour went home as delighted owners of a piece of Sean’s work. You can read more about those in the link below but the best story about the purpose of Sean’s project and how it touched on people’s lives is in this beautiful and moving story Sean published in January this year.
Sean’s blog post about this piece
Sean Worrall’s Website
Free Art on Shoreditch Street Art Tours
All photos: Dave Stuart