It was Andy who thought the street could benefit from “an artistic intervention” and that the uniquely shaped buildings would be most suited to a mural.
Looking for an artist with a strong positive aesthetic – as well as the expertise to deliver such a logistically complex project – the pair approached East London-based Camille Walala.
Having created murals, building façades and installations in locations from Mauritius to Mayfair, Walala has a track record in using “bold colours and dynamic geometries to energise urban landscapes”, said the pair in our last article.
She 100% embraced the opportunity to inject a bit of joy into this central Leyton strip via what is a truly large-scale, street-spanning mural.
Crowdfunded to the hilt – in fact it smashed its target – the paint job happened in a flash over a week or two earlier this month.
And now, with the scaffolding down, it’s looking might fine, especially mid afternoon – these shots were taken at about 430pm yesterday – when the sun illuminates the primary colours so beautifully.
We say: even if you live right over on the other side of the neighbourhood – or London, for that matter – head over this weekend and grab a burger at Deeney’s, or a pint at the Coach & Horses afterwards.
The question is: which east London strip should be next in line for a paint job?