Is it a crowd or a mob? Madrid, Spain based artist SUSO33 paints squiggly lines which form figures which join other squiggly lines which form masses of people. The mural in this post was completed in Madrid, Spain.
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France based artist Benedetto Bufalino creates humorous public art installations. A car turned upside down and planted with bamboo. A telephone booth sealed and filled with fish. Bicycles enclosed with sheets of recycled cardboard.
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I like this mural created by London based designer Anna Garforth, called “Love Your Street.”
As part of an annual street party during the London festival of architecture, Garforth adorned a steel wall on Wicklow Street with paper pyramids. Each pyramid was folded from one page of the the Yellow Pages phone directory and arranged to resemble urban sprawl.
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This year at the Sculpture by the Sea in Bondi, Australia, there is a staircase that lets adventurous climbers reach the clouds. Surreal.
The sculptural installation by artist David McCracken only looks like a never-ending staircase from certain angles. Playing with perspective, McCracken crafted a replica of a staircase that decreases in size as . . . → Read More: An infinite stairway to heaven by David McCracken
RVA Mural, 2013, Richmond, Virginia, Site-specific installation commissioned by Venture Richmond, House paint and aerosol on building
Alex Brewer (aka HENSE) combines the visual vocabulary of graffiti with abstract expressionism to build these enormous murals, some of which wrap around entire buldings. The Atlanta, GA based artist scribbles, drips and splashes paint, producing brightly . . . → Read More: Colorful murals and buildings by HENSE
Just like people in California have their own style, trees also don their own version of originality. Jill Watt and her sister Lorna Watt recently wrapped this magnolia tree in downtown San Mateo (a suburb a few miles south of San Fancisco) with more than four miles of yarn to create this awesome squid. . . . → Read More: A tree in San Mateo transformed into a Squid through yarn-bombing
Gene Davis, Powwow
Artist Gene Davis (1920-1985) took the stripe, colored it and repeated it in ways no one had ever done before, or (in my humble opinion) has done since. Davis worked during the heyday of the 1960s Color Field, Washington Color School and Minimalist movements. Though he worked in a variety of . . . → Read More: Visions from the past: Gene Davis shows his stripes
This year at the Rokko Meets Art Festival in Japan, Jun Kitagawa presented a series of 3-dimensional zippers in various public spaces. On a wall. Across a river. Across the ceiling, sides, and floor of a room. What does this all mean? We can only guess (assuming you, like me, can’t read Kitaawa’s . . . → Read More: Installations of giant zippers in public spaces by Jun Kitagawa
work in Palo Alto by “Knits for Life”
work in Palo Alto by “Knits for Life”
Here are some images from the Third International Yarnbombing Day in the San Francisco Bay Area.
For the un-informed yet curious… yarn bombing is guerilla knitting, or street art that employs colorful displays of knitted or crocheted yarn, rather than spray . . . → Read More: Third International Yarnbombing Day in the San Francisco Bay Area
As part of the 2013 ARTAQ Festival in Angers, France, Mademoiselle Maurice has struck again. Armed with 30,000 folded origami pieces, the French artist covered staircases, walkways, buildings (even a prison!) with rainbow colored swaths of folded paper. In order to accomplish this herculean task, Maurice spent several months beforehand holding workshops for . . . → Read More: An origami street art installation in Angers, France by Mademoiselle Maurice