No. 2

No. 2 - acrylic on canvas. 

No. 2 - acrylic on canvas. 

There's just something about wheat paste graffiti in a foreign city that I've always gravitated to. I especially love to see them in an advanced stage in their lifecycle because it lends an air of mystery for me. What did the whole piece originally look like? You can't just go online or look up the artist and see the piece in its original conception (most times). What was its message? Did it anger someone and that's why they tried to tear it down, or did they just see the art not as art at all but a defacement of property? Or was it just the weather? I plan on doing many more of these as I love the idea of street art put out in the world, left alone to the elements and the public's interaction with it, and then the recreation of a stage in its existence in to be brought back inside, put on a wall, a bit of permanence and presentation that is kind of the antithesis of street art. It's a continuing dialogue with - even a glorification of - street art, in which I think more than a bit of irony can be found. Either way, I just like the look of its fleeting impermanence.