Wonder | 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.

aha! A new little wonder on our street! A scene with several layers. 
It shows the lightness and joy of a holiday, the love for Brazil and the bicycle, the idyll of a tropical beach, but it also hides .... There are references to resilience, family and friendship, Switzerland, Mexico. Watch and be amazed ... (written by the resident herself)

aha! Een nieuw klein wonder in onze straat! Een tafereeltje met meerdere lagen. 
Het toont de lichtheid en het plezier van vakantie, de liefde voor Brazilië en de fiets, de idylle van een tropisch strand, maar het verbergt ook .... Er zitten verwijzingen naar veerkracht, familie en vriendschap, Zwitserland, Mexico. Kijk en verwonder... 
(geschreven door de bewoonster zelf) 

Created on December 3, 2020
Boudewijnsstraat 44, 2018 Antwerpen, Belgium

Hunted by Tim Marschang.