Every so often a large romantic message turns up on the pavement â€“ sometimes on a country road, sometimes on a city street â€“ turning private feelings into blaring headlines. Obviously premeditated and deliberately located so they will be seen by the object of affection (or disappointment), these messages canâ€™t be compared with the miniature declarations of love made by wet cement opportunists. I believe they are generally written by males. Am I right?
Shane loves Bonnie was written in Wilson Street, Newtown, in 2008. I photographed Please come home I love you in Surry Hills in 2005 when it had been there for a long time.
Iâ€™ve written about public-personal notices in an article in the journal antiTHESIS.