Here we are playing catch up with a beautiful inspiring work in Penge by French, but Belgian based, Street Artist Anthea Missy, placed up for our community Street Art project SprayExhibition20 a few months ago. Taking to Maple Road to leave a lovely dream like scene that inspires such hope, something we thought it would be best to let Anthea Missy explain herself:
“The piece is inspired by The Thinker sculpture by Rodin and is variated into ‘ the dreamer’. It seeks to encourage people who doubt to keep faith in whatever they dream about and take action in making it happen. I had the idea of painting that after meeting some people of my age ,younger or older in London this week who told me about their hopes in achieving deeper life experience through doing what they truly love doing, traveling and also just be nice people on a daily basis. It is always challenging and scary at times but life is short and it is important to encourage people to follow their dreams. The path is the travel as such and helps one self-realising one true nature on earth and with others. There is contradiction in the piece. Dreaming too much without action can become a self destructive dream process. There are like two voices: dreams of lightness and the need for action that always embrace if you want to turn your dreams into a reality.”
We would like to say thanks to the kind owners of Urban Chain Studios for allowing us to get Anthea Missy to add something so beautiful to their property. We also would like to offer a big thanks to Anthea Missy for coming down to add this soulful work which really brings life to this quaint little alleyway.