Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Litter Mural

Dave and I have been eating quite a bit of calorie-dense food around here lately -- homemade sausage, homemade paté -- so yesterday I decided to walk home from work. It took me about 1 1/4 hours to walk to Notting Hill from St. John's Wood, but that's because I dawdled along the way taking photos.

This is the "litter mural" on the Grand Union Canal. According to the sign, it was made from litter by the Stowe Youth Club and artist Kevin Herlihy. For example, you can probably see that the rays of that sun are made from plastic traffic cones, and the back of the frog on the left is a plastic bin lid. It's pretty ingenious, and I'm impressed at how durable it is -- it's been there since before we moved here. (Ah, plastic!)

I finished Matt Haig's novel "The Humans," recommended to me by another blogger. I loved it -- very funny and insightful. It definitely made me appreciate the foibles of the human race!


Ms. Moon said...

Ah, Steve. Thanks for the shout-out. I'm really glad you read that book. I thought it was so very sweet and beautiful. I've been following Matt Haig's blog too.
That is an amazing mural. It must be huge!

Reya Mellicker said...

yes, we have our foibles. We surely do.

I love the mural!

Sharon said...

What a great mural. It would be fun to stand there and pick out all the little pieces of litter that were used.

Lynne said...

How great is that mural with recycled trash? Love the dragonfly and the swans.

I checked that book out of the library and started to read it but I got sidetracked by something else and before I knew it I had to return it. I should check it out again because I was enjoying the little that I managed to read.

e said...

It sounds like you enjoyed that walk and I love that this mural is recycled objects...beauty is sometimes right under our noses, as your photos have shown time and again.

The Bug said...

That is SO COOL! Love the dragonfly best :)