Artist's Commentary: I was dubious about this one and still am to an extent. It was an attempt at a truly minimalist wink at nature, hoping that it might remind some of the oppressed passers-by off to work of their holidays or some better time at least.
Now that the first one is up, I'm half disappointed, half happy with the result. It seems terribly insignificant when you see it from afar, but then again, the wall and even the whole street is so drab and boring, anything splash of colour has to be better than none.
Having said that, it's not quite true, because off to the left of this is an entire wall full of colourful, in-yer-face graffiti, but this particular corner is crying out for something other than election propaganda and this is what it got.
I would have put it on a bit of wall further down towards the Butte aux Cailles swimming pool where there is a lot of street art, including Miss.Tic, Nemo and others, but there was a guy sitting on a bench looking right at it so I preferred to do this which was a bit more discrete. I'd love to know if anyone likes it or not. I've still got two more to go and haven't decided where to put them yet, so we'll see and it'll appear here in any case.
Special Note: Although Shape Shifter 1 is now on tiles which are fixed permanently to a wall in the streets of Paris, it is, nonetheless, part of the 'infini2' (infinity squared) concept. It is painted on nine 10.8 cm x 10.8 cm tiles and done not have a fixed configuration. Starting with any of the small square tiles in the middle position, for example, a complete and coherent painting can always be created by putting the others together like a jigsaw.
Any of my infini2 paintings on canvas can be played with in this way, even once the painting is finished, thanks to its special frame and mounting system. So you can, if you wish, create your own, unique painting, and change it around whenever you want. For more information on the infini2 concept, including a demonstration video (also below), please go to the infini2 page here.
Let me know what you think - comments welcome as ever!