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Lez was super artistic at Pride...

9 August 2014

The two pieces that we have in Slice of Summer by Lez are attracting so much attention right now, but have you seen the work that she did on the streets of Brighton last week for the fantastic Pride in our fabulous city? 

Last weekend, 6 artists were each given a colour of the rainbow, (Lez chose RED) and given free reign to paint wherever they liked around the City (only in Brighton hey!)

The theme for this year's Pride was 'Freedom to Live'. As we are all aware, in many countries around the world it's sadly still illegal to be gay, and in some cases punishable by death. Lez based her paintings on vintage Russian Propaganda Posters.

Lez explained a little bit about her (literally) eye catching pillars on St James Street (they are still there, so go see!!).....

'It's still not ok to be gay...
Especially in Russia...

I decided to make the eyes huge, as I thought they were 'haunting' and would stand out as you walked up the street, and they really did just that as the public loved the piece, lots of people stopped to say how it had cheered up the street.

They also belong to a Russian woman I know.

By using red, black, blue and white as well as sharp angles, I tried to convey a strong eye catching message'.