Tony Hart died earlier this year after 50 years on U.K. television. Referred to as everyone’s favorite art teacher, Tony Hart’s love of the arts was infectious. He often appeared with a tiny plasticine character known as Morph, who Hart referred to as a “thorn in his side” because Morph was always tossing paint about the studio.
200 followers gathered outside London’s Tate Modern to pay their respect to do-it-yourself art via their versions of Morph. The army of orange men became their way of saying “thank you” to Tony Hart. Hart’s daughter was asked to pick the best Morph. She picked one holding a bouquet of pink flowers and was clearly was moved by the out-pouring of love via the mob of Morphs outside an art museum.
Adelaide Lane helped organize the event over social networking sites and was delighted by the response.
Asked about Hart’s legacy, she said, “You don’t have to have expensive felt tips or paper. Just find whatever you can and make a piece of art. Just don’t be scared. Just do it.”