THE BIRTH OF PAVEMENT ART!
A long, long time ago, somebody decided, it would be a great idea to pave the muddy walk-ways with stone. As soon as they did, they became known as pavements; then somebody else came along and decided to scribble on the paving-stones, the words “I AM STARVING!” Then people took pity, and started throwing money!
Later on, somebody else came along, and wrote “I AM STARVING” and decorated it with little swirly bits in coloured chalks, and made it look pretty. Then people stopped to look, took pity, and started throwing MORE money.
A little time later, another person came along and started drawing little pictures on the pavement, and writing “All My Own Work” and, by the way “I AM STARVING” under the pictures. Then even MORE people stopped, looked, admired the pictures, took pity & threw pennies…….and this is how pavement art was born!
In Britain they became known as Screevers, in Italy – Madonnari’s….the rest is history
I’m a profesional screever who has something to say…….exactly what I say I’m unsure about, and whether anybody would be interested in reading my muses is debatable but one thing is certain….I’m a compulsive communicator who needs to say stuff even if it means talking to myself all day. I’m a phone-a-phobic who believes it’s healthy to have a dialog with oneself.
I’ve lived my entire life trying to make sense of it all, and, the truth is, as the song goes….” The further one travels the less one knows”
I live with my partner Catherine and a cat called Rosie, in LIVERPOOL, UK….. the creative centre of the universe!
We both run a company called UrbanCanvas; providing visual street-art projects for festivals and events.
I enjoy traveling, art, photography, reading & writing…….but not arithematic!