Ing & John’s Street Art & The International Street Art Part 21
Ing & John’s Street Art Part 21
The Halsey Street Festival, Part 5, Thursday, September 19, 2019,
On Halsey Street between Bleaker Street and New Street, Downtown Newark, New Jersey, USA
John Watts demonstrated pottery,
Ing’s Peace Project, Ing & John’s Artwork,
A lot of Merchants, Food, Music and Fashion Show
Two local journalists tried to capture John’s photographs while John was focusing on producing a vase. These two journalists were having a good time talking to a man who carried a television on his head. It was a very creative act to convey his artistic sense by having a television costume. There are many ways for anyone who wants to interpret his intentions. It is ironic however, that this incident happened because, at this present time people in the whole world are having an experience of lock-down from the pandemic of COVID-19 (corona virus). People have been glued to the televisions for the news or entertainment purposes.
One good thing about new technology, is that now everyone can be a photographer if they have an iPhone. I have been trapped inside our apartment for forty-seven days. Because of this, I am glad that I took a lot of photographs of the Halsey Street Festival. I was very busy capturing the pictures of everything including inviting people participating in my Peace Project. I did not have much time to analyze and appreciate the event. But now that I look back to the event, I miss these people, the ones I know, and anyone that I did not know.
I enjoyed the atmosphere created by people moving around, walking freely without fear, relishing these activities as a social community I hope this lock-down of COVID-19 gives us at least an appreciation of the others. They give us the warmth of their smiles and their presence in activities such as the free spirit shown in this Festival.
Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts and John Watts, Friday, May 1, 2020
Link to Ing & Johns Street Art & The International Street Art Part 22