Printed on oatmeal heathered jersey with neon green firework remnants, blue pods, and purple ink spills.
All weekend, Bushwick artists open their studio doors to the general public. The whole neighborhood goes MADHOUSE.
We are freshen up our wall of art with work from Miriam Castillo, Caryn Cast, Art by Ken, Tamara Garvey, Steph Becker, and Al Benkin of Beautiful Mutants. Stop by on your way to something else awesome. It’s EVERYWHERE!
Art by Ken
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In the past, I have had issues with, I assume children or drunk young adults, upsetting any planter that I put out in front of the shop. I used some tires a few years ago, and found them rolled down the block with the soil trailed behind it. Pinteresting around, I thought a cinder block garden would be perfect. But where does one get cinder-blocks if not at a construction site? Then one Friday night, a Pile of them showed up across the street! Fall off a truck maybe? Don’t know, but a few days later, I made this!
First I cut up canvas drop clothe to cover the bottoms, just in case they did get knocked over, or I wanted to move them. Attached them with good ole Liquid Nails. Every girls best friend.
I arranged the blocks how I would like them, and then Liquid Nailed the double stacked cinder-blocks together. Dry time is about 20 minutes.
Then filled each hole with potting soil. 18 cinder-blocks held about 3 bags of “1 cubic feet.”
Transplanted what I could from the main garden, some plants that would last year round.
And added some perennials for some color. I suggest plants with smaller root systems, but the double cinder-block planter actually holds a bit of soil.
I left them plain, but you could also paint the blocks with cement paint!
Before we took over this cute little house, there was a lot to clean up. No one has lived here since the 90′s, when it housed a Coast Guard family.
But now, from May 25th-September, it hosts the BTJ Pop-Up!
Check out some of our amazing creators!