Watch The Birdie – Blackpool Mural

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These images are from a project I did in South Shore, Blackpool, very close to where I used to live as a kid. The place used to be a joke shop and had been boarded up for years. The locals (hotel owners mostly) got tired of looking at the eyesore and so I was approached by their representative to spray paint something over it. They all pulled together to pay for the paints and my fee.

I was given free reign to do whatever I wanted, anything was going to be better than how it looked! I asked Jay Sharples if he wanted to collab on one of the boards (it was a strange surface, think it was chipboard, but the spray paint went on fine) Рwhich he did. Image one, the left hand board, Jay did from the bottom right side diagonally up to the top left in his masking tape and splatter technique. I just made it up as I went along! Abstract shapes.

The second image I did on my own, which I call ‘Watch The Birdie’. ¬†Again I made it up as I went along, but as I did, a bird emerged when i saw the red ‘beak’ so I gave it an eye and turned it into a kind of abstract bird image.

David Healy AKA Infected By Design