to create the 3-minute animation ‘things change’, street artist jo peel spent three weeks painting progressive scenes on the wall outside the village underground in london
all images © owen richards, denise scicluna, and josh horwood
‘things change’ is a graffiti installation and stop-motion animation piece by british street artist jo peel,
documenting the impermanence of human construction and the dynamic relationship we have with the natural world.
the piece was enacted on the wall outside of the village underground arts space in shoreditch, london,
although the artist also placed physical objects like boxes, plastic bags, and rocks on the sidewalk below
to add an immersive element to the depiction.
jo peel spent three weeks painting progressive scenes, snapping a photograph of each to be used in what is ultimately
a three-minute animation that showcases the progression from untouched nature to construction sites to cities to urban decay
to the ultimate overtaking again of the space by the natural environment.
jo peel at work
jo peel ‘erases’ earlier elements of the scene to create the effect of animation once the photographs are stitched together