Déjeuner sur l’herbe | Bootscraper art

Set in semi-circular niches beside the front doors of most homes, these ground-level holes are often overlooked but also fascinate many people. They're actually  boot scrapers, used by visitors to clean the mud off their shoes before entering the house. They’ve been around since the 18th century and are almost like a predecessor to the modern door-mat. Like any functional piece of architecture, many of these iron pieces are highly decorative, complementing the overall design of the building they are attached to.

To give these historical memorabilia a new meaning: a community project transforms them in tiny artworks inspired by stories of the people who live there. To avoid spoilers and enhance the fun we don't share the exact location so you need to look for them. Happy hunting

Bas, Ann, Billy and Seppe are depicted in an olive grove. Ann beats (scantily clad) olives from a tree with a stick, Billy happily walks around the orchard, Seppe is fully clothed on a tree trunk working on his laptop and Bas is naked, but with a penis sleeve, looking at his working wife. 
The original painting caused quite a stir because it depicted a naked woman having a picnic. Can you see who's naked un this scenery.....
Created on October 7, 2020
Verbrande-Entrepotstraat 3, 2000 Antwerpen, Belgium

Hunted by Tim Marschang.