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Just a Sprinkle a Day…

I’m really digging this deviant art trend – urban landscape as inspiration and canvas.

Street artist, Morfai, is responsible for bad-assifying transforming this statue called Seeder in Kaunas, Lithuania.

In addition to the actual piece there is an interesting short video brainstorm of the ideas that Morfai threw around before deciding on the handful of star dust.

 

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Making Do With What You Have

A perfect Batman drawn over the shadow of a crosswalk box on the sidewalk near the corner of Iroquois Shore on Trafalgar Road in Oakville Ontario.

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ATE – XI

The streets of New Orleans are patrolled by a vigilante called The Gray Ghost, 52 year old Fred Radtke, a man who’s been systematically obliterating every piece of graffiti across the city with the same shade of gray paint since 1997. 

For my eleventh installment of All Things English… check out how British street artist Banksy used The Grey Ghost’s canvas as a launch pad for a fresh piece in New Orleans. 

 

Doesn’t this have a “Hello, my name is Simon” from Simon in the Land of Chalk Drawings feel?  Keeping in the ATE theme, these cartoons were originally made in England by Filmfair in the 70’s… and they too are rad.

 

 

 

 

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The Hills Have Eyes

JR‘s latest project, titled Women Are Heros, in the favelas of Rio is just breathtaking. 

Right now JR is in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil where the context of favelas has encouraged him to meet women for whom crime, violent loss of loves ones and arbitrary repression are part of everyday life.  Favela da Providencia was chosen to host the project for it’s strong historical relevance – it was the first favela of Rio de janeiro and carried the title of the most dangerous of all. 

Through the portraits of the women, coming from different origins and generations, you reach their stories and understand their vision of life in the contezt of conflict.  In each photo you can face a different part of the woman’s expression of life.  This perspective unites hill and asphalt to give a face to the favela.

The art project is completely independent and not sponsored by any institution or brand.  The technique used is simple – the portraits become oversized prints which are pasted on the architecture with the help of the community.

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The Magical Fruit

The Bean, a.k.a. Cloud Gate, is a public sculpture by Anish Kapoor in Millennium Park in Chicago, Illinois.  It’s made of 168 highly polished stainless steel plates, and stands 33 feet high, 66 feet long, and 42 feet wide, and weighs 110 tons.  Inspired by liquid mercury, it was designed to reflect the city’s skyline.  I just want to touch it!

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Fire In The Sky

There is this random video I stumbled over on MySpace (don’t judge me… it’s part of my job) that I just cant get out of my mind.  It’s of these paper lanterns being lit and set free to float away.  Now, I don’t know if this video is doctored or not… my guess is that it has been… but it’s beautiful nonetheless.  Enjoy! 

Click on the pics above to see the video.  I can’t embed flash video players in my blog.  😦

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Suck it!

I have a very active imagination… maybe too active… but that isn’t the point.  The point is that Vinchen‘s A Large Straw in A Small Lake tickles it.  

 

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