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Street Artist MEGX creates LEGO Bridge on Abandoned Railway | Urban Ghosts |   Leave a comment

“The Wuppertal Northern Railway in Germany retired from its original function in the late 1990s and the ‘Nordtrasse’ was officially reopened as a cycle and pedestrian path in June 2010. The ten mile route is maintained by the Wuppertal Bewegung Association e.V., an Eingetrangener Verein or registered charity, that continues to look for exciting ways to use the space (which is sensible considering the success of New York’s High Line). Enter street artist MEGX.

As part of the redevelopment, Martin Heowold (MEGX) transformed 250 square meters of grey concrete into several giant toy bricks. MEGX is a street artist with a real interest in projects that can help people to perceive their surroundings more positively. In this case, paint has proved to be a relatively cheap way to transform a dull bridge into a talking point…..”

AN : do look up the reference article and see the before and after pictures. Public Art can be constructive and transformational !

http://goo.gl/uIwHE

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Posted February 14, 2013 by arnoneumann in art, Arts & Culture, Public Art

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