August 3, 2018 1.24 pm This story is over 63 months old

Lincoln ‘ninjas’ leave art around city

Finders keepers, losers weepers!

Some pieces of work by famous artists are sold for millions of pounds, so it may come as a surprise to find artists leaving their work around Lincoln for anyone to pick up.

But these Lincoln ‘art ninjas’ make small creations, ranging from pieces of origami to painted tiles of acrylic, with a focus on recycling old materials.

Then the group posts a photo of their work with a location clue, and local residents race to find out where it has been dropped.

Since the group was set up a year ago by Mia Monroe, the idea has really taken off with lots of locals getting on board.

The group uses any materials they can find to create art. Photo: Mia Monroe.

Mia told The Lincolnite: “The idea of Lincoln art ninjas is to spread kindness with art, it gets people out and about exploring the city,

“Some people have the perception that art is elitist and expensive. With our group, we are making it more accessible and encouraging budding artists.

“When I founded the group just over a year ago, getting out and about creating these pieces of work helped with my mental health.

“I love to imagine my work bringing a smile to the face of a person when they find it, just to cheer them up a little.”

When someone finds a piece of work by the Lincoln at ninjas, they are encouraged to share a picture on social media.