Art on the High Street is a self-funded artist collaboration between Carol Parker and Amy Lee Briggs and earlier this year they sent me a pack of Fluoro Rattus - fluorescent rats in different sizes made from recycled materials. I was born in a metal Rat year, I am having to be resourceful, I promised to take the rats out for an interesting walk.
Neil invented a slide
Marjanne got her tail caught in a rusting letter box
Baby found a gap in the glass to wriggle through
Pip found a leek tile to rest on
This little chap spent some time checking out dandy lion clocks
(yes I'm taking liberties with the spelling!) on Windmill Avenue
Another Baby decided to push the button in Washington Square
Whilst the third nameless Baby admired some Simpsons curtains in Central Ave
Hannah got cosy with some dolls in Rowena Wool Shop
and admired some unusual Sirdar yarns
This little rat went to visit an artist
and Caroline rat visited a sculptor
Little Lucy rat finally found The Resource Centre open
bookings were made
and new friends were met
Lucy rat couldn't stay, she has to make her way
to poet Lucy Anderson in Northampton
and here's a little treasure we found growing through the crack
It was a good walk through urban spaces,
mist, drizzle, dewy grass.
a Do One Thing Initiative.