Junk

Face the first door way on your left featuring a piece of chunks of wood. Walk up to the edge where the pipe comes down from the roof area (near the window edge). Close your eyes and place your hands on the cool brick at the bottom of the pipe. Slowly (and carefully), let your hands wander to the left following a piece of wood till you encounter bits of the Junky piece that sort of hang off the wall. Trace your fingers around the little objects, what are they made of? Run your tips along their edges, feel the numbed sharpness and the speckled texture. Circle your fingers around the pieces, along their backs and along their nails.

Open your eyes.

Observe the piece again; now with your eyes and hands. Run your fingers along the edges of the figure, now identifying the bottle caps and flattened cans, so familiar yet so unidentifiable with just your touch. Notice the layers of paint that have deadened the sharpness of the creature strung up on the wall.

Being able to feel the art gives you a new level of engagement. You become the detective of the piece; you get to play with the piece rather than simply being an observer. In a way, this interaction gives you a small experience of what it is to be a street artist; their action of engaging with their surroundings, not just observing them.

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