Sunday, 16 November 2014

Cats threaten to take over Willesden Green

The 'Cat Walk' mosaic abovewas unveiled on the bridge opposite Willesden Green station yesterday.  It is the first of a series of cat-motif mosaics inspired by the illustrations of Louis Wain, an early 20th century Brent artist.

Community involvement is encouraged through attending participatory workshops to complete the mosaics. Residents are encouraged to say where they would like to see future mosaics installed in the area.


The Willesden Green Town Team are working on a number of projects in Willesden Green and Dudden Hill  to 'develop a thriving, vibrant and economically sustainable and uplifting environment for us to live and work in'. 

I am tempted to annouce a similar project but with a rat-motif and a rather different 'vision' to be installed around Brent Civic Centre but will resist. Miaow.


Anonymous said...

Who in god's name decided to put that scary looking thing as a greeting to people coming out of Willesden Green station?

Anonymous said...

Presumably someone who is considerably less miserable than yourself.

Anonymous said...

It is a bit unfriendly looking though isn't it?

Anonymous said...

The picture has been skewed a LOT, if you see it for real it is increndibly eye catching and a friendly face when you exit the tube!

Martin Francis said...

Sorry, I thought my camera work was artistic! I like the mosaic.

Debra Collis said...

Glad to hear you like the mosaic, when in fact i was the mosaic artist who made it with community volunteer help! Yes, its much better than that photo makes out... (but all opinions are valid!)