Roving Street Artist


“ROVING STREET ARTIST”- 10 day PROSPECTUS RESIDENCY

A stack of bound bundles and cotton formed sinuous shapes from locally sourced natural materials, became the “props” for a type of “hit and run”, rapid series of art interventions. Anything and everything became a plinth, a stage, a frame, a hanging device, a backdrop or textural field- the graffiti on a garbage bin side, a clipped shrub, a windowsill, council pipe work markings on the asphalt.......The bundles and shapes were altered or reconfigured in response to over 20 sites in 10 days of wintry weather in a dreary suburb that could do with a dose of quirky humour and unexpected beauty.

The artist as roving opportunistic partner with the forces of nature- spotlighting these elemental moments of guerrilla activity by spontaneously interrupting, using or extending them.

The public participating in this short lived series of creative games started by the artist to reconceive beauty and delight in found cracks, scratchings, fading and deterioration etc. – for example windfall sticks can be rearranged, messages tied for the wind, prints left in plastic substances, patterns evolved with rain washed scraps of colour which passers-by may add to with their own collecting.

Continuous reconfiguration and relocation of materials into works which are always “in progress” and reconceived to surprise, with the idea of ephemeral being the acceptance of constant change. In this way a rapid, varied and productive menu of small scale (400mm x400mm) to medium scale (2m x 3m) works can be made to create an active arts presence in an area over a few days.

The street as a dynamic nature corridor in motion- sun, rain, wind, mud and organic matter. Continually circulate materials: changing surfaces and building form by accretion, introducing random creative and life filled processes which subtly impact on the character of urban living.

The artist as roving opportunistic partner with the forces of nature- spotlighting these elemental moments of guerrilla activity by spontaneously interrupting, using or extending them.


© 2015 by Evette Sunset.