That wheatpaste is No Touching Ground.
it looks like the stuff that's covering the Bridge Motel for that Motel art show event a couple months ago...
maybe Jen Graves knows...
My favorite is of a dude sitting cross legged, suspended by his flesh with hooks. It's on 12th, close to the Photographic Center NW.
It's kinda Banksian, no? (Banksyesque?)
Yes, this is done by No Touching Ground. He did some of the amazing collection of stuff on the Bridge Motel. He also does the wildlife you see pasted all around the city. I love seeing it!
"no touching ground"
I love this stuff too. There was a little girl by my old place that I loved.
Sincerest form of flattery. What Banksy Hath Wrought. Now if they'll start coating the sides of those ugly condos going up all around...
'It's Mark Mitchell'
Careful, you can be arrested for that...
"This is a reminder, you know, of what would be if we weren't living here."
So, I take it that if we weren't here, moose would be parading through Georgetown? I didn't realize moose were native to the Seattle area.
I appreciate his point and his earnestness, not so much his accuracy or art appropriation.
Anyone who suggests moose are native to this area doesn't deserve to live. It makes me sick that anyone even thinks it. Ever. It's a terrorist attack on all of us to lie about the locale of moose habitat. We are victims of terrorism every single day and our leaders don't know or care. This is the end of our civilization. What's left of it.
What were we talking about?
It's not even remotely Banksian. Banksy paints over with stencils. These are printed and stuck on. They're also dull and unimaginative and appear to be always the same bird, or are they flying bananas? It looks like Seattle hippies trying to coopt something they are unequipped to understand. The art of the mentally damaged, not the art of smashing preconceptions. It doesn't have anything to do with the wall it's painted on, either. Banksy always does.
I like it too. I've seen a lot of pasted paper graffiti over the last few years in New York, Washington, Barcelona, and this is the first stuff I've seen making an impact here at home. We still got a long way to go to get the level of geniuses like Swoon or WK Interact.
By the way, what's up with Fnarf these days? He's become so relentlessly negative. Did he develop a new tolerance to his antidepressant medication, and has he replaced by the anti-Fnarf?
That is, has he been replaced by the anti-Fnarf?
Wheatpasting is a "new trend in graffiti"???? Um...it's been going on for *QUITE* some time...I'd say it became popularized with the whole Obey campaign (see: Shepard Fairey). But that was awhile back? I figured he's in Cali and Seattle is West Coast as well and that you guys would have this?? Hmmm....just wondering.
All things move in cycles, Gurldoggie. Negativity is the new positivity, and I'm cresting the bottom here.
That's not true. The fact is, it's a crummy-looking thing, and I don't like crummy things. I'd love to see a Banksy emerge here but that ain't it. I'm extraordinarily positive about things that merit kudos, but I don't see many of them in this place these days.
i likee 'cause Fnarf don't likee..
hey, anything is better than fuckin' lameass tagging shit...
That much is undeniable.
Moose, in Washington, are mostly limited to the northeast corner and the northeast Cascades, but are expanding their range and numbers. A few show up occasionally near Bellingham on the west side. In the Northeast Cascades, they are found along major water courses, primarily in Okanogan County. They can be found in coniferous and hardwood, closed canopy forest near stream bottoms, lakes and other wet areas. Must also have access to clear-cuts, burns, seed tree cuts, and other openings dominated by saplings and brush. If cover is available, may be found near alpine lakes.
(OvO), Sirkullay, Chicken Head Kid and a bunch of other graffiti/sticker/whatever artists are in on this. It's really beautiful because there's got to be at least a dozen artists if not more. What was cool was to watch it grow. It's only sad because it's hiding on the back of a building where no one sees it, unless you know where to look or you catch it out of the corner of your eye; at the same time, that's what is going to keep it safe from the graffiti removers.
I think Fnarf has been extraordinarily cranky as of late, but he hit the mark on this one. This is a cheap copy of something that has been done far better by others. I don't hate it, but it does remind me that we live in a provincial backwater, where the best we can do is imitate others.
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