The move from Birmingham to Norwich is complete – and so far I have been very pleased with the result. Norwich seems like quite a friendly place, and there is a very healthy graffiti scene down over here. The sun is shining as well, which I’m sure has made everyone even more friendly than usual, and I’ve already had the chance to paint with a few of the local heads.
This piece went up on one of the city’s legal walls on a chilled Sunday afternoon. Met Geis painting down there – who deserves thanks for showing me around the place – as well as Quir and a couple of the other local lads. Another legal spot in Norwich is the Anglia Square complex, with some decent big walls and a whole bunch of crumbly flakey walls that want a good bash and a re-coat with some sort of heavy-duty paint.
The Purple Headed Warrior painted at Anglia Square a few days after I did the ENOSA piece. People seem to be coming out of the woodwork here – I met another 3 writers that day as well! Someone mentioned that within a month I would probably have met every Norwich painter / writer, and at this rate I wouldn’t be surprised.
In other news, since I’ve got here I’ve been helping some friends and family with the charity work that they have been doing in order to raise money for the British Red Cross. All of the proceeds have been going towards the massively important work that they are doing in New Zealand and Japan following the recent disasters that have occurred.
Small contributions have been made by painting the signage for a brilliant bake sale (that raised over £350) and also by designing the poster for a great fundraising gig. I have to say that I was blown away by the generosity of the Norwich public when the piece of live art that I created during the fundraiser was auctioned off for £120 – even better was the fact that the art is now hanging in the office of the man who, on the night, had his chest and armpits waxed live on stage. His pain raised £500 in sponsorship alone, and all of the above plus the door taking from the evening mean that over a grand is now going to help people who really need it.
So, all in all, the move to Norwich has got off to a great start. Check out my flickr page for more images of art created since I’ve been here, including a fresh batch of skateboards and a few stickers and drawings. Feel free to contribute to the “AsOne has moved to Norwich and is a bit broke” fund by buying one of the last few sticker packs from my web shop or even splashing out on one of my painted boards, also available online.