Cllr Chris Maines, ward councillor for Blackheath and Leader of the Lib Dem Council Group has urged
The White Stag
Lewisham Council to recognise Blackheath’s ‘White Stags’ as ‘fine examples of urban art’ in need of protection.
He is also interested to learn more about the artist, who signs his or her work as ‘The Lewisham Natureman’. Each of the pieces also has the Lewisham Crown with ‘J&P 2011′ painted below it.
There are three examples of these ‘White Stags’ by ‘The Lewisham Natureman’ around the Blackheath area. They are located on Wat Tyler Road, Cressingham Road and on the railway bridge where the Rivers Quaggy and Ravensbourne meet.
Likening the pieces to the works of street artist, Banksy, Cllr Chris Maines said: “These pieces of art are quite beautiful and really cheer me up, I think there a lot of affection for them for locally and I would like to see them protected.
“The Lewisham Natureman is Blackheath’s Banksy and it is a real shame that one of the most popular of these pieces, the stag drinking from a tributary of the River Quaggy, has already been spoilt by someone else’s tag over it.
“The gem is the piece by the footpath in Cressingham Road, which shows a stag looking out onto the City at night. I would like the mystery Natureman to come forward to be congratulated and thanked – he or she has really brightened up the local street scene.”