Gaia Hand Paints a Red Roll-up

Street artist Gaia is often thought of primarily for wheat-pasted lino prints of animal/human mashups as metaphor, but it’s nice to note that adept hand-painting is also in Gaia’s quiver of skills.

It's a red-rooster rollup!  Gaia (photo ©Keith Schweitzer)
It’s a red-rooster rollup! Gaia (photo ©Keith Schweitzer)

Here’s a brief motion collage of a hand-painted installation a few weeks ago on a roll-up door in Chinatown, NYC. Photographed by Keith Schweitzer and invited by No Longer Empty, Gaia creates a rooster portrait, where the proud sitter penetrates the passerby with an intense gaze.

Or is it a blank stare? I never know.