There’s no place like home under the bridge for the holidays, and QRST was feeling all fuzzy and warm and nostalgic for the days of his mis-spent youth over the Christmas/New Years break.
You may have seen QRST’s unusual hand-drawn illustrations of playfully tussling rat fights, wide eyed cats, and frumpy birds along with his series of everyday people (sometimes with wings). One common feature is the way they stare plaintively at you with just the slightest hint of burning outrage and/or accusation. Since it was the holidays and he’s not a splashy type, the Street Artist stuck to a big brown goose this time.
A modest brown goose, with a banner floating above (photo © QRST)
He tells us about this piece;
The goose “is often used as a symbol for the home and often more specifically the protection of the home,” he explains, “Brown geese in particular are often associated with humility; throughout Europe they were generally compared to the various orders of brown-robed monks; simple, unflashy and modest. I really like the way he’s falling into the wall. Being cognizant of my origins, having humility, putting it in a place where almost no one will see it, because it was really something that I was doing for myself, ended with this result. It’s quiet and very much fits into the environment, though it’s quite different from the flourescent, high school scrawls that are painted out there.”
Lest you think QRST is all kittens and rainbows, take a look at this recent piece on what appears to be an adjournment slip that’s been censored selectively. He says this particular form has nothing to do with his street art, but since he still rocks some rebellious sentiments in his adult life, he enjoyed the simplicity inherent.
Fail to appear, a warrant will be issued for your pets (photo © QRST)
“The piece is sort of an adolescent flip-of-the-bird to the backs of authority… but then maybe there’s some of that in all good street work.”
I knew it! See what I told you about those stares… I could just tell that cat was saying “I just pooped next to the litter box. Deal with it.”
October 3, 2010
Artists, BSA Images Of The Week, Cebu City, Indiana, Indianapolis, Miami, On the Street, Philippines, Primary Flight, Week in Images
Our weekly interview with the street; this week featuring Cake, Company, Cozy, Deform Industry, Hugh Leeman, Muffin Man CCB, and a knitted padlock cozy.
We begin this week with three new pieces from Cake:
Continuing her residency at The Fountainhead in conjunction with Primary Flight in Miami, Cake has been introducing marked and subtle changes to her work recently.
About these life-sized characters Cake says, “I have gone into finer detail with the anatomical overtones- highlighting one aspect of the skeletal structure instead of several and honing in on it. My colors are a result of many layers of washes and yes, I am partial to blue shades right now for some reason- I think its because it goes nice with the fluorescent pink fingertips each of these figures have.”
Photo © Cake
Photo © Cake
This round headed businessman is popping up in different colors in BK recently. The name: Company. Photo © Jaime Rojo
Still life with tulips. Photo © Jaime Rojo
- Hummingbird. The contextual use of the wall with colored duct tape is spot on! Photo © Jaime Rojo
- Lilly. Photo © Jaime Rojo
Street Meat! Deform Industry pays homage to ISaw, the popular street treat made of chicken intestines in Cebu City, Philippines. Photo © Deform Industry
Sometimes in the winter, a padlock can get quite cold, even frozen. Not anymore! Introducing the Padlock Cozy. Photo © Jaime Rojo
Hugh Leeman’s installation of a jazz musician named Blue on the street in Indianapolis. Photo © Hugh Leeman
The Muffin Man CCB is using only the finest sifted flour for his wheat paste. Photo. © Jaime Rojo
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