Thursday, June 25, 2009
Work continues on my Graffiti collaboration with Julie Prichard and Lynne Hoppe. My Graffiti Wall is being built slowly, brick by brick, on my 3 foot by 3 foot canvas.
Each brick is collaged using papers altered by Lynne, Julie and Myself.
In the end, there will be 93 bricks in this wall. And once completed...the graffiti will begin!
For inspiration, I recently went to an exhibit at the Helen Beck Gallery in NYC called Whole in the Wall. The show highlights the work of American and European street artists from the 1970s to today.
My favorite part of the show was a room mixing urban street art with ornate, antique furniture. The contrast packed a wallop and yet blended seamlessly.
Sharp: Juice Got Juice
Henry Chalfant: Kel/Crash
Blek Le Rat: detail from Urban Angel
Daze: detail from Untitled 2007
Blek Le Rat: detail from Homeless in NYC
Daze: detail from Journey Part 2