The first piece created for 'the street loves nana' to be shown [and sewn] at Splore 2014.
The original design is painted by Dager [Nigel Roberts]. The sewing has been completed by a cast of many - sometimes over coffee and crumpets - captured here is its growth stitch by stitch.
'the street loves nana' is an original idea conceived by designer Margaret Lewis to be a collaborative project between herself, NZ street artists and anyone wanting to give handcraft a go.
Fence mesh - framed by pallet timber - handsewn with wool.
SPRAYED BY DAGER
I've come from a history of grafitti, painting large scale works in the streets with spray-paint. These days I don't sneak around so much, preferring legal walls and painting in my studio, having time to create the work how I want it to look as opposed to rushing under pressure.
Grafitti is often text-based and this is the angle I've been playing along recently, painting typeface in sign-writer styles, using a brush more than a can.