Mainly West of Queen Street - seen through my lens

Category: Glendene

Painted Boxes (Printed Circuit – Populated)

Painted Boxes (S. McCarthy 2009)

Painted Boxes (S. McCarthy 2009)

Wednesday is for painted boxes.

This transformer is outside 221 Hepburn Road, Glendene (map). On the background of a printed circuit board, the artist (S.McCarthy) shows numerous creepy-crawlies: weta, centipede, millipede, ants, dragonfly, praying mantis, grasshopper, kauri snail (not all visible on these pictures).…

Painted Boxes: Flox, TrustMe

Painted Boxes: Flox, TrustMe

Painted Boxes: Flox, TrustMe

This box is at the corner of Great North Road and View Road, Glendene (map). It shows pohutukawa blossom and other vegetation, and most conspicuously the tui.

The box is signed “Flox Trust Me”. Flox is a pseudonym for renowned stencil artist and designer Hayley King, and Trust Me (Ross Liew in real life) is a respected name in street art circles, some time ago he featured in a TV news item on murals.…

Painted Boxes: Caught in the Act

In this post we pay tribute to the artists who liven up our neighbourhoods with paintings on utility boxes (transformers, traffic control boxes, telecommunications cabinets, etc). Nearly three years ago, I started taking pictures of these works, occasionally inclusive of the artist.…

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