A mural meant to show what is great about Croydon has been ruined by “hate-filled scratches” just weeks after it was put up.
Alec Saunders, AKA Colourblind created his Stormzy artwork in an effort to shine a positive light on town.
It really does need it. But perhaps more graffiti wasn’t the best way to go….
“It has been very frustrating that a bitter, drunken fascist has defaced my mural by throwing sauce and inflicting deep, hate filled scratches into the piece,” Mr Saunders said.
‘Sauce’…? Doesn’t that just wash off?
The Minster Junior School art teacher said work like his was meant to challenge people’s views on society.
It’s just confirming my view of Croydon ‘society’, actually.
This latest show of destruction had him thinking twice about continuing on with his work, but he said that thought quickly left his head.
I doubt thoughts linger there long anyway….
“Thankfully, I wouldn’t let a few hate-filled individuals ever stop me from creating art; if anything, it’s just fires me up, infinitely.”
Sounds more like a warning than a promise…