A visit to Tarpum Bay will get you a free view of the first outdoor wall painting which hopefully is the start of the Art Trail in Eleuthera. Bob’s elder son Joel had an idea to have an art trail from one end of the island to the other – a creative lot those Colmans ! – and so he managed to get the well known street artist D*Face to come here for a visit on his way to Art Basel in Miami and to paint the first piece in the series……..
D*Face along with his friend and compatriot Steve completed the mural on the wall of the Bay Side View in Tarpum Bay in just a few days.
D*Face did the design and then projected it onto the wall and drew the outlines. Paint was supplied by Paint Paradise in Palmetto Point, and it was a daily delight for people to pass by and see the artwork taking shape.
D*Face – an associate of Banksy’s – also well known worldwide for his anarchic artistry – decided to give up his day job around ten years ago and concentrate on his painting.
“Thematically my work always draws upon personal experiences, whether that’s the saturation of media in our lives, our fascination with celebrity and stardom or more singular experiences such as the loss of loved ones,” D*Face says.
The mural is titled -” I found paradise – why can’t I find ………” and is sure to create a lot of discussion about what people think the final word or words should be !
Please post what you think it should be – mine is – I Found Paradise – Why Can’t I Find – WHERE I LEFT MY KEYS!!!
Street art is a wonderful way to engage many people who do not think of themselves as art fans in appreciation and discussion about what they see. So far we have not heard of any negative reactions – which is wonderful and surprising – so hopefully this can be the start of a great project.
Rudge is continuing to grow incredibly quickly and is becoming a lovely companion – well most of the time …..
Check out what happens when he is bored on a Friday afternoon and I am too busy to notice what he is doing around me !
And then there was Sunday when we went of for a lovely lunch at the Cove and Rudge decided to examine the papers Bob had left on the sofa !