Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Lewisham Natureman White Stag in Childeric Road
The Lewisham Natureman White Stag has made another apperance in New Cross - on a scrap of wasteland on Childeric Road SE14 (by Fordham Park). Previous sightings have included by the river in Lewisham, on Cressingham Road SE13, by New Cross Gate station, and on the Heygate Estate. Check out Wildcornez for latest news.
The dear deer was mentioned on Robert Elms' Radio London programme last month. Somebody nominated it as their favourite piece of public art in London, and someone else phoned up and discussed it (mentioning Transpontine - thanks!). The latter suggested that the 'Lewisham Natureman' motif -some of the images also feature the Lewisham crown with a daisy growing out of it - dates back to a graffiti crew in the 1990s. Like to know more about that, though must admit I have my suspicions that the phone call was the work of the artist trying to build up the Lewisham Natureman Mythos!