Posts Tagged ‘street art’

Decorative potholes is a street art series by artist Juliana Santacruz Herrera. Using braided strips of dyed-colored fabric, Juliana coils the yarn into cracks and crevices within the sidewalks of Paris. The bursts of color, along with the hand-made quality of the work, enrich the surrounding street with its intentionality. &Aren’t they delightful? I also […]

Happy new year! Here’s a photograph of a public art piece I saw in London, under a bridge en route to the Tate Modern. Stripes of color sure bring life to a shaded tunnel area consumed by road and sidewalk. Note how the rails on the ceiling seem to continue into the painted stripes.  

Here’s a street art sample from Prague to start the week. The ghostly absence of detail within the figure-outline caught my eye. Even though the original paper was clearly removed, something is beautiful about the empty space that stayed. What’s left is an intriguing instance of an artwork taking on a new form (perhaps meaning, […]

pretend payment


Here’s a wheat pasted poster I found wandering around London. Located on the end of a tunnel near a street lamp, the poster simply confronts the viewer with reservations about street art, which alludes to its right to exist. Nothing fancy, but I was happy to have come across it.

ornate details


I admired this stencil I found on a sidewalk in Budapest. I suppose the artist handmade the stencil so that it relates to the ornate designs that are incorporated in doorways and detailed areas of buildings throughout the city. Something about seeing a similar design on the ground, from one person’s recent handiwork, invokes a […]

shifting gears,


While I was abroad these last few weeks (hence, the reason I have not been keeping up with this blog), I kept my eyes out for art in public spaces, documenting what I could. Budapest seemed to have the most active community of street artists, though I also discovered quite a bit in London and […]

Armsrock is an artist who applies his drawings to city walls by pasting or projecting the images. These images were projected onto walls in Copenhagen. I love the placing of the last image – position and location.

fruit seller


Last summer, Chilean artist Don Lucho built the following fruit and vegetables stand out of cardboard and set it up at a Santiago de Chile street fair. Among the vendor stands of real fruit and vegetables, his cardboard fruit and veggies were also available for purchase. The reactions of people varied from amusement and curiosity […]

Madrid Street Advertising Takeover is a collaborative project “intent on changing our expectations of public behavior in our shared environments.” The project consisted of installing signs with non-commercial text to promote public dialogue. Because the installations were textual, individuals of non-art backgrounds were invited to submit proposals for the signs. The second project with this […]

masking tape


A great idea to use masking tape as a medium for street art. Here are a couple photos I found from a Paste Magazine article. Oddly enough, the images are of giant hands..i love drawing hands. These are more simplified versions, which works great in these settings.