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March 10, 2010

Painted Boxes: Abdul Jawad

Filed under: Art,Painted Boxes,Te Atatu — paul @ 8:22 am
Painted Boxes: Abdul Jawad

Painted Boxes: Abdul Jawad

This composite picture of a traffic control box is designed to confuse, but I am sure you will make sense of my composition quickly. The artist, Abdul Jawad, shows us youthful street scenes, with two girls patiently waiting at the pedestrian crossing just off the footpath. Nice touch that he has even included the button for them to push.

This box is at the intersection of Te Atatu Road and Edmonton Road in Te Atatu South (map). There used to be another box by Abdul Jawad next to Parr’s Park in Henderson, but whilst the transformer is still in its place, the decoration is no longer there (maybe due to tagging, or possibly a new transformer was needed – highlighing the transitory nature of this artform. Added 24/03/10: Julie Nash, Community Arts Coordinator, Watakere City, informed me that the transformer fell victim to a road accident). I have only one side of this box, showing a game of kilikiti being played.

Abdul Jawad: Kilikiti

Abdul Jawad: Kilikiti

1 Comment

  1. I like these boxes. I guess it stops graffiti.

    Comment by Bill — March 10, 2010 @ 12:54 pm

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