Artist creates map mural in East Village shop window

PUBLISHED: 17:06 17 March 2017 | UPDATED: 17:06 17 March 2017

Lizzie King outside the East Village shop window mural

Lizzie King outside the East Village shop window mural

Laura Fox

A street artist has brightened up an empty window in Stratford's East Village by painting a quirky map of the area.

Lizzie King, 30, from Stoke Newington, created the design using symbols to represent each location in the area.

After painting various windows for East Village café Tina, We Salute You, Miss King was approached by housing association Get Living London to paint a map onto an empty shop window.

Miss King spent a week preparing her designs for the window using a guide, and another week painting it onto the glass.

“It’s taken me a little longer than I thought to finish, and I’ll be relieved when it’s all done,” she said.

“I’m always excited to move onto my next project, even if I’m not sure what it’s going to be.”

Miss King became interested in art at a young age, and names her mum as her main inspiration.

She said: “She took me to the Tate Modern, and I bought a notebook there. It was then that I knew I wanted to be an artist.”

After studying sculpting at Brighton University, Miss King went on to work on the Hoxton Window Project and publish a book about tie-dying, amongst other ventures.

Miss King also teaches workshops to primary school pupils, and one day hopes to spend a winter in Trinidad and Tobago.

“The culture and the way they do their artwork is fascinating. I’d love to do some artwork on walls and buildings there,” she said.

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