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Thursday, November 8, 2007

What Are You Doing? Look What He Did!

posted by on November 8 at 12:35 PM

Yesterday I went outside to see what this guy was doing. Well - here’s what he did. I think he really nailed it, especially his pants…


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Who left their shoes on the sidewalk?

Posted by dennyt | November 8, 2007 12:39 PM

Thanks so much for posting the final image.

Posted by -B- | November 8, 2007 12:40 PM

I am totally in love with him.

Posted by sdr. thompkins | November 8, 2007 12:40 PM

Yeah. That was good.

Posted by Clint | November 8, 2007 12:43 PM

freakin stupid.

Posted by bobcat | November 8, 2007 12:53 PM

cue the 'hey everyone look at me, im an attention whore' photo.

Posted by bobcat | November 8, 2007 12:54 PM

I still see him...
should've utilized a long-sleeved shirt...or maybe just Predator technology.


Posted by cunei4m | November 8, 2007 1:01 PM

hey, school assignment or not (when did doing your homework become so passe?), i think this is cool. and a good place to pick, as far as graffiti goes.

the real story is whether or not he's going to wear those clothes again.

Posted by agh | November 8, 2007 1:10 PM

I agree with @7. He should have worn long sleeves, and also his left upper arm appears to be a little off its mark. And his face is not grafitti-d. But I guess details like that don't really count...

Kinda cool, but not super cool.

Posted by brad | November 8, 2007 1:13 PM

A long sleeved shirt and hat would have made it work even better.

Posted by dianna | November 8, 2007 1:13 PM

Long sleeves, balaclava and gloves.

Posted by Fnarf | November 8, 2007 1:21 PM

Maybe numbers 5, 6, 7 and 9 above would be kind enough to post their art projects here?

Posted by Paul Barwick in SF | November 8, 2007 1:22 PM

pretty damn cool...

Posted by david in wedgwood | November 8, 2007 1:23 PM

Nice work if you can get it.

Posted by bill | November 8, 2007 1:23 PM

Holy shit! I was expecting him to actually attempt to be completely invisible in the cozy confines of his chosen location. In other words, I expected him to literally attempt invisibility, which I thought was pointless and ridiculous.

I despise pretension. I exercise counter-pretension, actually. But what he did here is impressive. Whether or not I think it's actually art is not the case. The impressive aspect is that he:

1. Wasn't fully able to explain his project in a coherent fashion, but:
2. Went out in yesterday's morning to begin his project
3. Continued to work on his project throughout the day, and:
4. Succeeded admirably.

I went to college with a shitload of art majors, and 98% of them were slothful, "apathetic" no-talent I-like-to-pretend-like-I-know-everything and I-like-to-think-that-I-care-about-everything but I-can't-seem-to-get-off-my-fucking-sofa losers, so just seeing this kid with his array of supplies and determination to achieve his given task was impressive to begin with.

I love how he didn't attempt to completely camouflage himself. In my opinion, he did a remarkable job. And although it isn't really doing anything, it flies high above almost all of the "art" I see here in Seattle. He did a great job. Go him.

Posted by Mr. Poe | November 8, 2007 1:25 PM

Kudos to him. Great job and too cute for words on top of it. Everybody wins!

Posted by the other John | November 8, 2007 1:33 PM

The previous posts made the guy seem like a douche, but I do like his final result.

Posted by Curtains | November 8, 2007 1:33 PM

I agree with #12. #s 5, 6, 7 & 9 should put their brushes where their mouths are! Original idea!! Give him a prize!

Posted by Momma | November 8, 2007 1:35 PM

Blogs are great huh? People can hide behind a made up name, slam someone who actually is doing something of interest and never show anything they have done or accomplished or who they are.
Everyone is a critic. In this case, anonymous critic on a blog.
To say something positive is encouraging to hear at times even if there is no link to show who you are but to hear people slamming someone from behind some unidentified name is bordering on cowardly.

Posted by -B- | November 8, 2007 1:54 PM

What most people here would prefer to be doing...

Posted by Lloyd Clydesdale | November 8, 2007 2:00 PM

"...and in breaking news The Pentagon is investigating the latest in military technology -- Urban Camouflage..."

Posted by Who? | November 8, 2007 2:00 PM

I am totally in love with him.

For reals.

Posted by dr. thompkins | November 8, 2007 2:02 PM


Posted by tlw | November 8, 2007 2:10 PM

that's rad. is he single?

Posted by konstantConsumer | November 8, 2007 2:17 PM

It's kind of shitty when someone does something fun, & people rag on it while no doubt sitting lifelessly in front of their work computer & snacking on something from a vending machine. Way to be!

Posted by Katie B | November 8, 2007 2:41 PM

hey kelly

he needs to sell this work of art. that requires: the photos you've taken, the actual pants and shirt, maybe the wall itself (before it's changed by new graffiti), and so on.

if banksy can do it, why not him?

then he can use this money to paint himself like a monorail.


Posted by bill | November 8, 2007 2:41 PM

I like him without pigtails.

Posted by DJSauvage | November 8, 2007 2:51 PM

@12, @18, @19...

Sure, but I'm not really able to post photos of my work on slog and odds are even if I did it would get slammed as well as get appreciated...just as any art is. We can get into a huge debate about art being objective more than it is subjective but, truth is, you like it or you don't.

This...I liked!

Forgive me for lapsing for a second and thinking this was the Slog...oh wait, it is...which is famous for snarky comments and general silliness. Come on..."Predator technology"?? That ought to be a clue that I'm talking out my ass and being silly.

This really is clever and actually a very well-executed project. If the assignment was to camoflauge yourself, he definitely went out and picked something challenging and interesting. So, in conclusion to this rant....

blah, blah, blah...

Posted by cunei4m | November 8, 2007 2:54 PM

@ 28
just post on the Strangers Flickr site if you have photos.
Or add a link to your work below your posting name prior to posting. Ya you might get slammed or get some praise but you know what they say "Everyone has an opinion..."

Posted by -B- | November 8, 2007 3:06 PM

Oh, well done. I'd give him a 4 out of 5. Not wholly original, but not bad. Pretty well executed. More ambitious than 80% of other art student projects. Oh, and he's cute as fuck too.

Posted by SDA in SEA | November 8, 2007 3:10 PM

or is that "Opinions are like assholes everyone has one"
So really we just get to filter out all the crap from great criticism.
The good thing about the Strangers Flickr site is some of us get to contribute visually instead of just typing.

Posted by -B- | November 8, 2007 3:10 PM

Ingenious! He'll have no trouble getting dates for the next 6 months.

Posted by Fyodor Zulinski | November 8, 2007 3:20 PM

i doubt he had trouble getting dates before.

Posted by spring break | November 8, 2007 3:28 PM

32 & 33. Slog Commentor Time Machine would create a huge spike in art projects.

Posted by Lloyd Clydesdale | November 8, 2007 4:05 PM

that's great! i bet his arms get tired though. i'm glad he didn't paint his face or wear long sleeves -- you can't even see the other guy in the pic.

Posted by infrequent | November 8, 2007 5:04 PM

This is really good. Here's just one of the many cool things about it:

He has camouflaged himself to become his surroundings. To his right in the photo is a picture of Beelzebub (Satan), otherwise known as the lord of the flies. In the book by William Golding, the boys camouflage themselves as savages, and soon the external changes become internal, and their play becomes real savagery. He references that really nicely, whether he knows it or not.

Posted by Irena | November 8, 2007 5:08 PM

I'd do him.

Posted by Amelia | November 8, 2007 5:10 PM

sorry amelia, that sort of job is saved for the public intern.

Posted by infrequent | November 8, 2007 5:15 PM

How do we sleep with him?

Posted by johnnie | November 8, 2007 5:29 PM

What is up with people saying it isn't original? It was a homework assignment, so it's not really about the originality of the idea, but rather the execution.

I like it! I hope he stood there for awhile, it would be fun to watch people react.

Posted by exelizabeth | November 8, 2007 5:56 PM

What's this kid's name? He's ILL!!

Posted by KMae | November 8, 2007 8:54 PM

I think he said his name Netre...

Posted by Jessica | November 8, 2007 9:02 PM

That movie scared the shit out of me--When a Stranger Calls, the original one, when he miraclously paints himself to look like a brick and plaster wall then opens his eyes! BOO! Fuck that was tense...his arms and face need to be made up, THEN id be slightly impressed...

Posted by MadDog | November 9, 2007 1:04 AM

Rad. My brother had those shoes in the 80s.

Posted by tlw | November 9, 2007 9:07 AM

Yeah his name is Netre and he goes to Cornish.

Posted by Rob | November 9, 2007 10:40 AM

I believe his name is pronounce "knee-tree". I've never met him but ive heard fables.

Posted by Andrew | November 9, 2007 11:47 AM

everyone who wants him keep dreaming....he's mine
and he's amazing

Posted by j | November 9, 2007 12:27 PM

I love how much criticism (+ and -) has been directed in this Netre's general direction.

If everyone wasn't aware he IS in his sexual prime...and he WILL devour you.

Posted by Mike O_o | November 13, 2007 3:14 PM

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