Monday, October 13, 2008

Aerosoling in Shed 4, Docklands

The girls parked their car at Shed 4 at 9.59am. Arriving early by one minute. Crooked Rib has given "Muslim standard time" new meaning.. ha!
Beginning with our traditional floor sitting circles, we discussed ideas for Sparks Lane. From our previous meeting, we've decided on the concept, but not the exact message we want to send across. Ideas were thrown, suggestions were made, and an hour later this message is yet to be finalised.

Realising that our ideas were not freshing up, it was time to give our minds a rest and hit the cans. We began scribbling random words, pictures, names, quotes and even brand-name cleaning agent, such as Ajax.

Mohammed observed then taught us the techniques to spraypainting. Position, movement, distance and speed are all factors to consider before pressing that can.

After deciding on a simple design to work on for the workshop, the Crooked Rib crew split into two groups to work on two seperate pieces. Mohammed stood back and facilitated the session, giving tips and ideas when needed.

While the girls sat back at the end of the session, hands and arms exhausted from a long day, Mohammed Ali aka Aerosole Arabic kicked into gear and did his thang. He was able to cover all of our flaws (not that we had many *Ahem), and bring the words to life. It's true when they ("they" being Sumaya) say "Watching a graffiti artist at work is like watching a performance". You're constantly on edge wondering what's going to happen next.

Photos taken by: Humeyra Ozgok and Pesuri Ahmad

1 comment:

lauren said...

lookin' good ladies.. can't wait to see sparks lane light up :)