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!



5 comments:

discoaddict said...

sure i've seen this on a doorway to a posh estate in blackheath

Lucy Tran said...

Cool stuff! Iv seen some of these deers around.
My older brothers were unto graffiti back in the day. We lived on the ferrier etstate and i remember they talkd about this nature man before. Great blog!

Anonymous said...

discoaddict - yep, there's a stag on the door to the Greyladies Gardens which is on Wat Tyler Road.

Anonymous said...

One of these appeared in Brockley just the other day!

runner500 said...

Whilst doing some 'research' for a piece on the Mid Kid Brook, I saw one yesterday at Lee Green next to its outlet pipe into the Quaggy.