December and January have been a crazy month for me, but 'good' crazy... I'm not complaining.
With the new year kicking in, I thought it was about time I gave back a little something to the city and community, the reason for Eye for London's existence.
Needless to say, Bowie and Brixton have played a big part in my artworks. Bowie because he is 'GOD'... and Brixton because of it's spirit. A neighbourhood that is inclusive, a melting pot of people from all over the world. Here, I have felt so much at home, and less like an 'immigrant'... than in any other part of London.
I designed the Brixton x Bowie, featuring the brilliant Bowie artwork in a wall opposite the famous Electric Avenue. What was just another piece of street art, has become a sort of a shrine for David Bowie, with heart warming messages scribbled in by fans from the corners of the planet. There was nothing better I could think of for a fitting tribute to the area.
The Brixton Design Trail 2017, is when I first came across the good folk at the Brixton Soup Kitchen. Not only do they provide hot meals for the homeless, they also lend also a space for the community to get together, helping the most vulnerable and lonely in the city. Run entirely by volunteers, every little penny going towards a little something to someone who is not as privileged as us.
Thanks to you awesome people, I have already made my first donation of £15 for the sale of the Brixton x Bowie print ordered all the way from Australia.