This is a convoluted story. My Aunt sent my Mother a chain-style e-mail with lots of interesting site-specific street art that takes advantage of existing architecture/environment. For example:
source: Aakash Nihalani
Or this one which uses the statue's shadow:
Mom sent the e-mail on to me and I started clicking links. There was one particularly prolific street artist, whose work tickled my funny bone: OaKoAk.
I love these, but I don't think I'd ever be brave enough to actually paint on a wall, which is why I loved discovering artist Sandrine Boulet. There's a nice article from The Guardian about her here and a lot of photos of her work on Bored Panda. Sandrine Boulet takes photos of things on the street and then paints on top of the photos. Here are a few examples of her work:
This feels like something I *could* do. How about you? Do these images excite you?
Personally, I love the way these artists have found a way to transform something very pedestrian into something fantastical. In the end, I suppose that's what all artists do: find a way to show what they see in the world.
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