Making his Marc on Leake Street

A trip down to London’s hidden graffiti tunnel stuck right under Waterloo Station is always an intriguing visit.

On each occassion you never know what delights the tunnel holds and what fantastic street art you are going to find.

Leake Street graffiti and street art

Marc C street graffiti and street art in Leake Street

Each piece is usually so short lived that it’s a privilege to catch any artist at work and watch how they create their masterpieces.

Some only last a matter or hours whereas others are a bit luckier and last a few days before another artist visits to update the every changing bricked tunnel.

A lot of the other work all seemed to blend into each and was a combination of throwups, rollers and tags. But there was one piece of work that really stood out above everything else!

Marc C street graffiti and street art in Leake Street

Marc C street graffiti and street art in Leake Street

Marc C street graffiti and street art in Leake StreetMarc C street graffiti and street art in Leake Street

This black and white detailed piece consisted of shapes, patterns, faces, characters and was just totally intriguing!

Featuring like a mixture of Maori symbols and hieroglyphics this was a welcomed addition to the tunnel.
But what is that I spy nearer the end of the tunnel?

Marc C street graffiti and street art in Leake Street

Marc C street graffiti and street art in Leake Street

A brief walk to the end of the tunnel and an artist was hard at work creating these blue mushroom shapes across the whole wall.

The artist was Marc Craig and was totally making the most of his first visit to this tunnel – he certainly had caught the bug.

Marc C street graffiti and street art in Leake Street

Marc C street graffiti and street art in Leake Street

Marc C street graffiti and street art in Leake Street

After the light blue emulsion had slightly dried it was time to add some can action to the piece. Marc began by carefully adding an eye to each mushroom then eyelashes to these all seeing eyes!

Marc C street graffiti and street art in Leake StreetMarc C street graffiti and street art in Leake Street

Marc C street graffiti and street art in Leake Street

Marc C street graffiti and street art in Leake Street

Credit: Marc Craig
Credit: Marc Craig

Marc C street graffiti and street art in Leake Street

So if these two pieces weren’t enough Marc challenged himself to create even more artwork around the tunnel. Here’s another monochrome piece outside running alongside the road.

Marc C street graffiti and street art in Leake Street

Marc C street graffiti and street art in Leake Street

Marc C street graffiti and street art in Leake StreetMarc C street graffiti and street art in Leake Street

Marc C street graffiti and street art in Leake Street

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Credit: Marc Craig

And yes this one grew from the original piece and stretched along the whole length of this bit of wall – great to see someone cover such a huge chunk of the tunnel – makes the place look really smart!

I wonder if Marc was also responsible for the two pieces below too? Great to meet him and keep up the fantastic work.

Leake Street 3/12/14FB Marc6

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