In the spring a young man’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love.
~Alfred Lord Tennyson
The streets are coming alive with sculpture-like objects this spring – repurposed household items and brand new houses for the avian set are suddenly popping up like yellow and purple crocuses on the toxic banks of the Gowanus Canal. Also you’ll notice a bit more nudity these days, some frankly frank, as spring and a young man’s/woman’s fancy are abloom.
Here is our weekly interview with the street: this week featuring Fly Kid, Haculla, L.O.L. Von Shan, Obey, Rae, Rambo, RTTP, Sabio, Shepard Fairey, Stikman, Tristan Eaton, and XAM.
This sculpture, in SOHO by RAE is a perfect example of the ongoing D.I.Y. movement that adds to the conversation on the streets. (Photo © Jaime Rojo)
RAE. The thrills of photographing Street Art can be similar to those of a treasure hunt. When I have the opportunity to witness the public being engaged with the art in the street the thrill turns into poetry. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Guuurl, he is so fly! Fly Kid From Brooklyn (Photo © Jaime Rojo)
This billboard on the BQE has had a long run and it could be landmarked. Alternately, it could be a fine ad for Taco Bell fake meat products. Sabio. Obey. Rambo (Photo © Jaime Rojo)
XAM’s bird houses seem to stay up for about a minute and a half – before they get damaged or removed; Possibly because they are obstructing traffic messages, dunno. They come with a satellite dish on top, presumably for in-home viewing of Animal Planet specials on the mini plasma. “CSD DWELLING UNIT 1.6” (photo © Jaime Rojo)
XAM “CSD DWELLING UNIT 3.0” (photo © Jaime Rojo)
XAM “CSD FEEDING UNIT 1.0” (photo © Jaime Rojo)
XAM “CSD DWELLING UNIT 1.6” (photo © Jaime Rojo)
An instant Mash Up/Collage/Collab with a Supreme poster of Lady Gaga – or is that Madonna? (photo © Jaime Rojo)
L.O.L. Von Shan is rather straight backward about the subject. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
This whole low-rider jeans thing has gotten out of hand. RTTP. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Haculla balances graff and street art, horror and humor. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Looks like RAE has a handle on the street sculpture matter. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Stikman internalizes Natalie Portman’s character (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Tristan Eaton “Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse” completed mural (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Click on the link below to see process shots of the mural: