Friday, 23 March 2007
the world is our oyster
Getting about around London requires an oystercard and I use its little plastic wallet for my credit cards.
I see the Arts Council has commissioned ten artists to create artwork on these wallets, including Tracey Emin, Jeanette Winterson, Michael Clark and Ty.
Their idea is to bring art into daily lives and so the artists have considered how people use travel wallets – as an everyday part of life, but with the potential to be interesting, provocative and even beautiful. So the wallets tackle current issues from identity, environmentalism to rural affairs.
Others offer an invitation to enjoy a personal art experience, or write a story. There's even a 'knitted' wallet!
At the moment I have an 'original' blue wallet, but I shall look out for the new give-aways, when I'm next near a ticket office.
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Posted by rashbre at 20:27