Phibs & George Rose 2017

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On Sunday 13 July Tim Phibs and his collaborator George Rose explain the story of their street art, "Save our coral reef".

Tim Phibs:
I think I wanted to be a marine biologist once upon a time so I'd already learned my fish but I didn't end up very good grades so I ended up drawing them and painting them instead. So I think it was more we saw a documentary that really go us thinking and I'd been looking to do more stuff that's got messages in them anyway. It's a natural progression with the work that I do. Traditional graffiti's more egotistical. It's all 'Look at me, Look at me' sort of stuff, so this is sort of a different direction. It's nice to be challenged, whether it's working with someone different or trying to put your heads together that might get people thinking as well. We've got this platform to get people interested. People are interested in this sort of stuff so if we can also spread a message as well, why not use our power for good.

That's great. I'll leave you in your zone.

Nice one. Have a good bike ride.