Street Art Project
In December 2017, the Gibraltar Government opened a competition to the public to come up with original street art designs.
I was awarded the location at Chatham Counterguard tunnel by Irish Town in Gibraltar.
The Alameda Gardens is a place which I hold close to my heart as I grew up in the neighbouring estate and visited it frequently.
In this day and age, gone are the wide open spaces of Gibraltar, and the heritage buildings struggle to compete with the monstrosities of modern contemporary architecture.
The pollution we are exposed to is so harsh here; I feel that there should be more green spaces to help with cleaner air.
In regards to my idea (for the murals), you are leaving behind the hustle and bustle of modern life and walk into nature’s paradise, the Alameda Gardens. Part of the murals are in black and white to represent the pollution… then you walk into a kaleidoscope of colour.
The child (in a style not dissimilar to Banksy!) is blowing the dandelion into the air tranforming the mural into colour. I would also like to prompt the passer-by to stop and contemplate… and make a wish. So often we see people engrossed in their mobile phones as they walk that they forget the beauty around them.
This is a homage to the childhood that I have been blessed with.