As I was driving to a lunch with friends during a visit to San Pedro del Pinatar (Murcia) this past April, I came across this stencil work signed by “nade” or “nace.” The stencils adapted a number of Banksy motifs: the square cutout produced by a pair of scissors and a cut-here dotted line; the Zorro figure holding up a roller echoing “Roller Zorro” (not confirmed by but attributed to Banksy); and a monkey wearing a placard picturing a pair of scissors adapting the “Keep it Real” monkey at Abbey Road:
Calle Sancho Panza, San Pedro del Pinatar, Murcia, 14 April 2014.
While not original work, it was still a welcomed sight. After all, the sight of stenciled scissors in public space evokes the scissors used in demonstrations to protest increasing cuts in social services. An unintended yet urgent reminder.