THE BIRTH OF PAVEMENT ART!
A long, long time ago, somebody decided, it would be great fun to pave the muddy walk-ways with stone, as they did, they became known as pavements; then a person came along with a broken clay pipe and scribbled the words “I AM STARVING!” on the floor; people took pity, and started throwing money!
A little while later, somebody wrote “I AM DESTITUTE” and decorated it with little swirly bits in coloured chalks, making it look pretty. People stopped to look, took pity, and started throwing even MORE money.
…later on, a person started drawing lovely little pictures with filigree boarders on the pavement, writing “ALL MY OWN WORK” underneath. MORE people stopped, looked at the pictures & threw lots & lots of pennies into the hat…….and this is how pavement art was born!
That’s it in a nutshell: In Britain they became known as Screevers, in Italy – Madonnari’s….the rest is history 😉