Through the weekend over the course of three days, spanning Saturday to Monday, Walthamstow received its newest piece of Street Art, with a superb mural from Louis Masai. This piece makes the fourth mural in a small section of interconnected roads, all created as part of the same project, which in the process has really brightened up this area of Walthamstow near to St. James Street station. This stunning piece can be found at one end of Salop Road in E17 and is well worth the effort to hunt down, even if it is somewhat further out into East London than your average piece of Street Art around Shoreditch or Hackney.
The mural features a trio of animals all under threat in the UK, be it through loss of habitat, hunting or sanctioned culls, all under the remit of the subject which Louis Masai continues to campaign for a better sense of awareness surrounding endangered species the world over. This delightful mural features a Fox, accompanied by the sign “For Fox Sake”, set alongside a Badger wearing a Ban The Bomb medallion accompanied by a sign proclaiming “No To The Cull” and additionally they are set below a pair of Bees hovering overhead, with one carrying a placard stating simply and powerfully “Save Us”. We very much admire Louis Masai’s works and all the more so for his tireless effort to raise awareness of the relentless infringement on the natural order by humans.
This wall was created as part of the ‘Colour The Capital’ project from the Forest Recycling Project, who in conjunction with Global Street Art are set to brighten up run down community spaces with a series of nine Street Art murals around East London. This is the seventh large scale mural in the project and we have caught a few so far with the first work being created in Dalston by Pixel Pancho (covered here), the second pair of works In Bethnal Green with a collaboration by SPZero76, Captain Kris, Squirl, Tony Boy & The Real Dill (covered here) alongside a mural by Brazilian trio Bailon, Sliks & Cranio. The fourth wall created by Hunto in Walthamstow (covered here) and the seventh wall created by ATM (covered here).