Last Saturday we were lucky enough to attend a collaboration from Psychodoodlz in Leake Street. Psychodoodlz comprises Creative Thinkin, Nolijart, Kendog, Fane, Elno and Aly Williamson and is the brainchild of Marc Craig, aka Creative Thinkin. The ethos behind the project is to form a collective of like minded artists setting to work as a whole to create organically produced spontaneous artwork, there are to be no ego’s in the production of their works, only creativity and collaboration for the greater good of the overall piece.
Starting out nice and early at 9am, the crew set out to mark out an extensive stretch of Leake Street and to paint it full of black and white illustration stretching as far as you can see, and offering so much to take in at every step along its breadth. Over the next six hours, working out to some thirty hours combined work, this is exactly what they did. It was a pleasure to catch this group put together such an elaborate and large-scale mural in Leake Street, all were in fine spirits, merely enjoying painting with one another, generating a nice relaxed atmosphere which infused the days work. What was most impressive was how several of the comprising members had never met before this event, let alone paint with one another, yet this had no bearing on the manner in which each artist worked on and off of each other, a real delight to see.
Creative Thinkin, Kednog & Nolijart at work
Creative Thinkin at work
Aly Williamson at work.
Fane at work.
Fane, Elno & Aly Williamson at work.
The piece really coming together, and stretching as far as the eye can see.
Aly Williamson, Kednog & Elno at work.
Elno at work.
The finished and massive mural, it’s gonna take many photos to show you to comprising sections of this epic collaboration, so just enjoy what detail you can from the coming pics, from a piece vastly to large to capture as a whole.
Psychodoodlz as far as the eye, and camera, can see.
The entire Psychodoodlz team standing jubilant at the end of their work.