Italian Street Artist JB Rock created a giant wave last week on a 32 feet high by 65 feet tall wall in the small and quiet Tuscan town of Arcidosso, Italy. Participating in Alterazioni 2012, the town’s Art and Music festival, the artist used 15 different stencils of clenched fists and other hand gestures, repeating them more than 200 times to create his “Quiet Storm”. He says that part of his inspiration comes from the Japanese printmaking aesthetic, and this one in particular is in the style of the 19th Ccentury Master-Printer Hokusai.
JB Rock (photo © Alessandro Baldoni)
JB Rock (photo © Alice Ghinolfi)
“The Great Wave off Kanagawa“, Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849)
Learn more about JB Rock HERE.