Monday, 10 August 2009

Brockley Key

This weekend just gone, we went to visit friends who have just moved to Brockley, SE4. That was when I noticed a trompe l'oeil (French for 'trick the eye' which involves a 2-D image that's been stretched, which when looked at from different angles gives the optical illusion of being a 3-D object). So in actual fact this key lies flat on the house wall.

The key can be found on Brockley Road above the restaurant, Toad's Mouth Too. The anamorphosis is a creation of Artmongers who are a group based in South East London. Artmongers create public art (such as this wind up key) to brighten up people's days. They love the idea that you can find artworks unexpectedly in the most banal objects and in every day life. This piece is called 'Brockley Key' Mural, Brockley 2005.



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