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Ornamental Thoughtfulness Wellington Art

A wonderful little concept is being played out in Wellington at the moment. Ornamental Thoughtfulness is a subtle gesture in the urban environment, where little bronze hands are being attached where people can place offerings to others. It's street art that encourages others to be creative.

Offering a piece of chalk to draw with.

Discover/write a secret note.

It reminds me of a similar concept I posted about in 2010, Dead Drops, which allows anonymous sharing via USB flash drives hidden around the city (I wonder if they're still there?). With all of these projects there is always some risk involved - vandalism, inappropriate 'offerings', a virus or two, but especially with creative street art projects, it is the risk factor that gives it some oomph. Street art isn't supposed to shy away; it should confront people who discover it in their environment.

Interested in street art? Browse the Street section of Creative Collision.

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