02 Sep r1 | Isaac’s Tower
A little while back we featured a selection of urban interventions by artist r1. This is his most recent project, an installation in collaboration with a man who lives on the streets which r1 calls his canvas. He let us know the story behind the piece:
This is Isaac. He does not have any possessions or family members. Isaac has a speech impediment, is unemployed and homeless. He lives underneath this tree next to the highway and keeps the surrounding area clean from debris. During the day he collects tins, bottles and plastics and recycles them for a small amount of money, 5km away. I am a street artist. In this piece I interacted with Isaac and collaborated with him by assembling his plastic bottles into a wired mesh. We installed it around a streetlight tower 800m away from his home (the tree). This is Isaac’s tower.
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