Belgian street artist Stefaan De Croock, better known as ‘Strook’, covers public walls with massive murals depicting silhouettes of people. What makes these works more interesting though is that they aren’t made from paint, but rather from doors.
In his latest piece, called ‘Elsewhere’ the muralist used found-wood, mostly consisting of discarded doors and salvaged floors, to decorate an abandoned furniture factory’s outer wall.
To create the mural, he scoured construction sites and condemned houses, ‘harvesting’ whatever interesting door or plank he finds. He then took these back to his studio and began chopping away (he refuses though to repaint the material to maintain its natural look), giving the individual parts their puzzle piece-like quality.
‘The whole process of making a recycled artwork is really interesting—the search for wood, cutting, and making the pieces; placing and building it’, Strook told My Modern Met. ‘I really like to work with the old patina of discarded wood. It’s like a footprint of time. Every piece has it [sic] own story and comes together in a new composition and forms a new story’.
Head on over here to see more of Strook’s works.
Via My Modern Met