|From post to bollard...|
I grew up in Kennington/Walworth the Elephant & Castle and part of that process was living on a council estate. At the top of Kennington Lane near the junction with Kennington Road/Newington Butts I came across these posts (blue/sky blue) which quickly evolved into a bog standard set of blue/sky blue soon to become a darker blue bog standard pavement bollard (picture above).
Local councils tend to go a little crazy with colour schemes at times and always create some of the worse. I don't think it's deliberate but I do think an opportunity could be created for tenants and their children and possibly even the local primary/secondary schools even the many art colleges here in the capital. Remember graffiti wasn't just expression or boredom it was a visual statement highlighting the blandness created by those in authority. I'm not a fan of people tagging trains but I do like public art created by those who live and work in the urban environment.
Take a look at the picture below and just think what the imagination of young minds could do livening up these three rather boring bollards with a little 'boll-art'. What are those stone car like looking objects on the well maintained grass area in the background, odd.
|What is that on the grass..?|
|Changing of the colour...|
If you take a look at the final picture (above) you'll notice that the colour of the posts/bollards has changed and in a true soviet style matched the fence/railing behind.
The bollards are here to stop people from parking on the pavements and allow fire access to the estate but I'm more convinced than ever that a little of 'Boll-art' may improve the scene.
Bollards of London (bring on the 'Boll-art')...
In my area the local school children painted the railway bridges and it has completely stopped the mindless tagging I had to look at every day as no-one as defaced the children's work and it's been a few years since they transformed the bridges.ReplyDelete
Well I think 'Bollart' or 'Boll-art' could certainly help and give local children/students a different sort of project to get involved in.ReplyDelete