“Do you know what it takes to do a global art project? People, energy, glue.” #Vancouver #streetart

Do you know what it takes to do [a global art project]? People, energy, glue.

– JR

I met up with Elijah yesterday so he could paste the portrait I created of him and his beloved dog, The Baconator!  Thank you, Elijah, for an inspiring afternoon!

The city’s the best gallery I could imagine. I would never have to make a book and then present it to a gallery and let them decide if my work was nice enough to show it to people. I would control it directly with the public in the streets.

JR

Dialogue:

Street art alters spaces and creates dialogue, and frequently offers subversive critiques on dominant culture. 

Nicolette Mason

I discovered the other day that someone had written racial slurs on one of my pieces:

I prepped birds to cover those words, so as to essentially engage in dialogue visually:

Returning to it yesterday, we saw someone had crossed out the graffiti.

Beauty in the deterioration Part 2. #wheatpaste #streetart

Recall: Beauty in the deterioration Part 1

Watching the pieces change is intriguing and almost as delightful as seeing them remain unchanged!

Here are a few changes:

Josh and Rebecca

Maryellen’s monster

BLU
Kim

 

Make sure to check out Raziel Reid’s article in Xtra! about the Pride 2012 wheatpaste campaign:


Raziel Reid

Also see:

China Marker Bowie and other portraits

Portrait: Jacqueline

Latest updates

This is how we do it

Once it’s up, let it go

Something this fun has got to be illegal!

Beauty in the deterioration…

Joe Average

Wide-eyed with a twist of the lips

Mia More in the morning

While I stand on the roadway…

Walking the streets of dreams

Evolution of a wheatpaste: Justine

Something this fun has got to be illegal! #wheatpaste #streetart #westend

Huge thank you to Nancy Kirkpatrick, Maryellen Groundwater, Megan Low and Dustin Whymark for a beautiful day!

Photo by Nancy Kirkpatrick
Esteban, David. Photo by Nancy Kirkpatrick
The Social Life. Photo by Nancy Kirkpatrick

The Social Life

Photo by Nancy Kirkpatrick

Is it GUERILLA ART if you’re openly squealing with laughter?!

Photo by Nancy Kirkpatrick
SPECTACULAR monster series by Maryellen Groundwater. Photo by Nancy Kirkpatrick
SPECTACULAR monster series by Maryellen Groundwater. Photo by Nancy Kirkpatrick
Pride tree by the beautiful and inimitable Nancy. Photo by Nancy Kirkpatrick
Josh, Rebecca.  The colors! Photo by Nancy Kirkpatrick

Captured moments:

Maryellen prepping her pastings
Nancy prepping her piece
Monster series by Maryellen
Prepping my dead birds.

Paparazzi!

By Maryellen Groundwater
Perfect placement for Maryellen’s piece!