“While I stand on the roadway, or on the pavements grey, I hear it in the deep heart’s core.” #wheatpaste #streetart

Frida and dead bird, Deep Cove, North Vancouver.

The lastest pasting session was interesting as it brought me into new locations and into new dialogues.

I pasted BLU by myself- first time I didn’t have my team with me.  I almost made it to a train, but glad a found a perfect, “permanent” spot instead.

“BLU” (from New York), now pasted in Canada. (North Vancouver)

My friend, Darcy, joined me for a session in Deep Cove:

Frida in honor of her birthday and commemorating her death.

Marty Feldman, Deep Cove, North Vancouver.

The following portrait is very special to me as it was created when visiting a young man in custody a few weeks back.  As we worked on his portrait together, we spoke freely about why he (finally) found himself in custody.

After I explained my current project, the young man chose a certain spot for me to paste him.  Upon seeing the spot though, Darcy and I decided (not only because it was inundated with picnickers) that the forest would be a much more healing spot for the portrait to go.

My wish is that this young man enters his next chapter in his life with greater self-understanding and more accountability for how he has affected his community and community members.  I love talking to him, especially these days, as I see his mask dissolving.

[Both the subject and his mother have given me permission to post his portrait.]

… And I shall have some peace there, for peace comes dropping slow,
Dropping from the veils of the morning to where the cricket sings;
There midnight’s all a glimmer, and noon a purple glow,
And evening full of the linnet’s wings.

I will arise and go now, for always night and day
I hear lake water lapping with low sounds by the shore;
While I stand on the roadway, or on the pavements grey,
I hear it in the deep heart’s core.

– Yeats

“Old life. New life. I’m ready.”

See more about wheatpaste art:

China Marker Bowie and other portraits

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  1. Annoyed at Nature Inconsiderates says:

    i noticed that your tags for this post are accountability and street art.. well, you need start becoming accountable for trashing nature. Nature doesn’t need your art to enhance it. What you’ve done is pollute it with more paper/plastic/rubbish etc. If you claim to do street art, then do street art, in urban landscapes where it belongs… not in pristine areas of nature claiming that you are “healing” someone by doing that.. You’re not healing anyone, what you are doing instead is scarring and making nature ill.

    i think your work is great.. but less ego and more nature love please.

    1. Laura Mack says:

      I am a someone who is healing by the art placed in nature. I’ve returned to witness the melting of the piece into nature, the gentle embrace of the earth accepting the natural elements of the sweetness of the creation and the thoughtfulness of the placement of it.

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