Socket | Walls with Paint
In “Walls with Paint”, Eindhoven local, photographer, and art fan Lukedaduke shares the story behind a special street art project in Eindhoven. This month: the 'sockets' that make an appearance in all sorts of places.
The municipality of Eindhoven has embraced street art and graffiti as a means to protect its street furniture and tunnels against posters… and unwanted graffiti and street art.
In a previous column, a number of examples were already discussed, such as the Tunnel Vision project, but also the painted traffic light control boxes.
For a couple of months, you can find painted electricity sockets on power distribution boxes as well. These are painted by Dutch artist @Muugeherder.
Muugeherder is a self-taught artist and looks for inspiration in his hobbies, like skateboarding and snowboarding. His background in environmental engineering is a source of inspiration as well.
The sockets on the power distribution boxes are worth a smile, but they’re also a symbol for new energy or an impulse; something the city of Eindhoven can relate to.
Some of the distribution boxes are easy to find; others will lead you to unknown parts of the city. Have fun!