The Belgian artist Roa used a pleated garage door, located on Curtain Road, to depict two different images seen from different angles: the outside of a rabbit and the rabbit’s circulatory system. He did it in the way that one can practically view the animal in 3D. It is one of the more impressive pieces of street art in London.
In 2010 Hackney Council threatened to paint over the 3,5 metre-high rabbit. However, the rabbit had been legally painted on the wall of a recording studio in Hackney Road, London. A campaign was launched by the building’s owners and local residents to keep the mural, forcing the council to change their mind.
Roa, a pseudonymous graffiti artist from Belgium, has created works on the streets of cities across Europe and the United States. He is well known for painting wild animals or birds in black and white. In 2010 Roa came to particular notice after an attempt of Hackney Council to paint over his work “The Rabbit”.