Despite the cold, it was time to hit this new spot in London near the Kingsland Basin, kindly provided to me by the U7 Lounge. The wall was a complex surface to approach – featuring doors, a large ventilation pipe and a corner. As it is visible from the canal towpath, I chose to paint a seen from the canal life: a young man mooring his narrow boat. The artwork shows the man pulling his boat with a rope over his shoulder, while the rope is going over the pipe and around an anchor painted partly on the ground.
I personally love Regent’s Canal and the breeze of fresh air it gives to Londoners. Whereas you might be cycling along the towpath, walking, jogging or driving your narrow boat, it is a beautiful route that connects us in many ways.
Thanks to the U7 team for the support & to Luca my model!
“By The Canal” – Zabou – 14x5m – London, UK – 2019
Photo credit: Zabou