God I love art. As one of those people who can’t even draw a straight line, I deeply admire the thoughtful creativity and skill of artists.
British Artist Alex Chinneck has the eye. His most recent project is titled FROM THE KNEES OF MY NOSE TO THE BELLY OF MY TOES.
His canvas is a 4 storey townhome in Margate. It appears to be losing its face. The brick, windows, front door, even the lace curtains seem to have simply lost cohesion, detached from the rest of the house and slipped almost onto the street. The top floor, now exposed, reveals surprising decay. Chinneck told the Guardian newspaper that he loves to play with ideas of distortion and perception.
Eighteen months ago he sent out a wide appeal and was able to enlist the owners of this derelict house to participate in the art installation. The artist says that “Architecture provides a fantastic canvas for sculpture”.
The massive public art piece will be on display until next year, the house will be then turned into apartments.