The King’s Land has started to attract attention. After the local press did some great features (thanks Hackney Citizen, Hackney Gazette and Made in Shoreditch) and the Londonist and many bloggers, both the BBC and CNN have been by to document the project. It’s great to see the interest spreading and also to learn what people find intriguing about the project.
This gallery contains 14 photos.
the summer is here, 24C is the kind of temperature where an Egyptian can do this:
Japanese online magazine St-Style got in touch and did an interview. If you can read Japanese, here it is.
What is it about eyes that make them so compelling? This wall is dominated by eyes! It’s the second time I have done this wall; the first mural was destroyed by rain. It is a great wall to work on, right next to the studio.
Someone called me the “Ink Butcher” on Facebook.
Again, I want to thank my assistant Alessandra Tortone, above, who dedicated another day of her time to work with me on putting up the mural.
Not long ago I met the writer Megan Conery, who came to the studio and saw the murals, And now she has produced a superb article about the project. We really appreciate it!
The online journal about art and culture is called Distorted UK and all of it is well worth a read, in fact.
Below: On Saturday evening as I was in the studio the local Asbos (Antisocial juvenile delinquents) came and ripped the right side of the mural. On Sunday I repaired it so here you can see both versions.
And the big whale is finally on the wall, after swimming around the studio for too long:
I’m lucky to have really great, hardworking and dedicated assistants on the project. Here’s Anna, who was here on Sunday.