March 28, 2019
An Interview with Cakes Stencils the artist creating a playground on the West Bank Barrier

An Interview with Cakes Stencils the artist creating a playground on the West Bank Barrier

“When you stay at the Walled Off Hotel. You are a part of Banksy’s big installation. To be either a spectator or a creator. You can choose how far you want to go into the world he has created. You are free to make what you want and you are also free to go at anytime.” I’m speaking to ‘Cakes Stencils‘. An artist whose work you would notice immediately when looking at the barrier which separates the town of Bethlehem from the rest of Israel. That giant concrete facade spotted with watch towers is covered with graffiti, much of it from Cakes himself. The hotel is next to the wall. Banksy’s project, it’s a remarkable place. Full of art and all around it an industry has grown. The hotel fast becoming a beacon for artists to flock towards and Cakes is a regular. A young girl unpicks the barbs from […]