The first of the Fish were made on 4 October 2011 after much time devoted to the study of street art, paper toy culture and hip hop ideology. It is a Street Art project with an emphasis of the use of recycle material to produce art.
BOO-COUP-FISH is a refugee statement.
BOO-COUP-FISH is about following things.
BOO -an action or exclamation which gives fright.
COUP - an act of revolt against the norm.
FISH - slang for someone who is new in prison. Also a creature which inhabits bodies of water.
BOO-COUP-FISH is also a homonym for “beaucoup fish” which refers to the multitude of fish which will be left in urban environments.
When one moves house or goes to a new area ,whether by force or voluntarily, one is unsettled by the new environment. One has to establish new routines, habits in order to survive.
(new transport routes,schools,shops)
So initially one will act as the proverb goes, “like a fish out of water”.
This is probably the safest way for me to express myself with my art without sounding like a naggin little girl but ja, here’s to many more fishies.