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Street Calligraphy

2016-01-13 23:32

Husby
Stockholm, Sweden

Husby

Bleeding Black Heart

2016-01-08 11:14

Husby
Stockholm, Sweden

Husby

A spriggan sculpture by Marilyn Collins.

A spriggan[a] sculpture by Marilyn Collins.

Parkland Walk

2013-06-02 17:42

Parkland Walk
London, United Kingdom

Parkland Walk

Close-up of Marilyn Collins's spriggan sculpture.

Close-up of Marilyn Collins's spriggan[b] sculpture.

Parkland Walk

2013-06-02 17:43

Parkland Walk
London, United Kingdom

Parkland Walk

The remains of the abandoned Crouch End station. One of the two platforms is to the right, and the remains of the station house can be seen in the upper left. Disused Stations has a nice writeup with historical photos of the station.

The remains of the abandoned Crouch End station. One of the two platforms is to the right, and the remains of the station house can be seen in the upper left. Disused Stations has a nice writeup with historical photos of the station[c].

Parkland Walk

2013-06-02 17:48

Parkland Walk
London, United Kingdom

HDR, Parkland Walk

I saw the greatest minds of my generation destroyed by madness and lust

I saw the greatest minds of my generation destroyed by madness and lust

I have no idea what the heart is for and who Basil is. The text is a modified version of the first two lines of Howl by Allen Ginsberg:

I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by
    madness, starving hysterical naked,

Allen Ginsberg, "Howl"[d]

St Julian's City, Malta

2012-07-25 18:57

St Julian's Bay
St Julian's, Malta

Malta 2012, St Julian's Bay

The whole piece, in all its glory. This shot is primarily intended for documentary purposes and is a 185 megapixel image that I assembled from five composite images. It is the first time I do a composite of composites, and this is the so far biggest image I've produced. Since the whole wall couldn't be seen from one spot, I moved between five different locations. The result is that some items (like the black column in the middle) are seen from both left and right, and nothing above the wall matches; as well as nothing surrounding the entrance to the youth club. I've not spent any time trying to get those bits to fit - I figure you're here for the piece and nothing else. The worst bit is the part behind the basketball basket. I stuck the camera in below the basket and then warped the resulting image into place, but at the top of the space where the basket used to be the image underwent considerable distortion. The sky is from a photo taken in Husby. The sky was horribly overexposed in the original, and I thought I would just cut it away - but that didn't work; the big empty area was too distracting. So I figured I might as well put some sky in there. It is a poor comp job, I know. But it's not the point of this image.

The whole piece, in all its glory. This shot is primarily intended for documentary purposes and is a 185 megapixel image that I assembled from five composite images. It is the first time I do a composite of composites, and this is the so far biggest image I've produced. Since the whole wall couldn't be seen from one spot, I moved between five different locations. The result is that some items (like the black column in the middle) are seen from both left and right, and nothing above the wall matches; as well as nothing surrounding the entrance to the youth club. I've not spent any time trying to get those bits to fit - I figure you're here for the piece and nothing else. The worst bit is the part behind the basketball basket. I stuck the camera in below the basket and then warped the resulting image into place, but at the top of the space where the basket used to be the image underwent considerable distortion. The sky is from a photo taken in Husby. The sky was horribly overexposed in the original, and I thought I would just cut it away - but that didn't work; the big empty area was too distracting. So I figured I might as well put some sky in there. It is a poor comp job, I know. But it's not the point of this image.

Highway by Still Heavens Only Force

2012-07-14 15:47

Rågsveds Fritidsgård
Stockholm, Sweden

Rågsveds Fritidsgård, Stockholm Random Walk, Zoomable

This is the state of most of the paint. Hopefully the piece will last another 23 years, at least!

This is the state of most of the paint. Hopefully the piece will last another 23 years, at least!

Highway by Still Heavens Only Force

2012-07-14 16:17

Rågsveds Fritidsgård
Stockholm, Sweden

Rågsveds Fritidsgård, Stockholm Random Walk

Curt Cobain Rest in Peace, graffiti on the back of the tunnel opening.

Curt Cobain Rest in Peace, graffiti on the back of the tunnel opening.

Little Jogging Track (Lilla Slingan)

2012-06-08 21:10

Lilla Slingan
Stockholm, Sweden
Husby
Stockholm, Sweden

HDR, Husby, Lilla Slingan, Little Jogging Track

The "Pacha Mamma" mentioned at the bottom is Pachamama, the life-giving all-mother that appears in many South American belief systems; in which she is a counterpoint to the "Creator God". When the Catholics came, this setup was mapped onto the Virgin Mary as Pachamama and the Christian God as the creator God. Already one can note the conspicuous absence of one Christian figure in this setup: Jesus. It was in fact quite surprising to me how big a part Mary plays in everyday faith in Peru. There are festivals to the Holy Virgin and she appears in many shapes in churches and cathedrals, often more prominently than Jesus. Perhaps this is the old goddess Pachamama elbowing others out of her way to stand, front and center, in a new shape, on the new stage afforded her by Christianity when the prominence given to her was, intentionally or unintentionally, transferred to Mary?

The "Pacha Mamma" mentioned at the bottom is Pachamama, the life-giving all-mother that appears in many South American belief systems; in which she is a counterpoint to the "Creator God". When the Catholics came, this setup was mapped onto the Virgin Mary as Pachamama and the Christian God as the creator God. Already one can note the conspicuous absence of one Christian figure in this setup: Jesus. It was in fact quite surprising to me how big a part Mary plays in everyday faith in Peru. There are festivals to the Holy Virgin and she appears in many shapes in churches and cathedrals, often more prominently than Jesus. Perhaps this is the old goddess Pachamama elbowing others out of her way to stand, front and center, in a new shape, on the new stage afforded her by Christianity when the prominence given to her was, intentionally or unintentionally, transferred to Mary?

Lima Street Art

2011-12-31 13:02

Lima
Lima, Peru
Miraflores
Lima, Peru
Plaza San Martin
Lima, Peru
Barranco
Lima, Peru

Barranco, Lima, Miraflores, Peru 2011, Plaza San Martin

Not what I'd consider "great art", but the message here - "Water, Yes - Mine, No" - is a very current issue in Peru. It is about a prospected gold mine in northern Peru. The method of extraction used is cyanide leaching - basically, the ground up rock is washed in cyanide which washes out the gold. This method comes with the risk of accidents and cyanide spills.

Not what I'd consider "great art", but the message here - "Water, Yes - Mine, No" - is a very current issue in Peru. It is about a prospected gold mine in northern Peru. The method of extraction used is cyanide leaching[e] - basically, the ground up rock is washed in cyanide which washes out the gold. This method comes with the risk of accidents and cyanide spills[f].

Lima Street Art

2011-12-31 13:05

Lima
Lima, Peru
Miraflores
Lima, Peru
Plaza San Martin
Lima, Peru
Barranco
Lima, Peru

Barranco, Lima, Miraflores, Peru 2011, Plaza San Martin

In memory of Jenny

In memory of Jenny

Jenny miss U

Art Arnin Sanive (or Sanine)

Jenny 1977-2002

2010-08-19 17:50

Husbygårdsskolan
Stockholm, Sweden

Husbygårdsskolan

All Migthy

All Migthy

Should probably be "All Mighty", but left misspelled as search engine transcription.

Jenny 1977-2002

2010-08-19 17:52

Husbygårdsskolan
Stockholm, Sweden

Husbygårdsskolan

Clinton R.I.P Jenny

Clinton R.I.P Jenny

Jenny 1977-2002

2010-08-19 17:55

Husbygårdsskolan
Stockholm, Sweden

Husbygårdsskolan

Example of art on the roller shutters of a store. On the right shutter a pair of something that looks like the "Happy Fish" by Pez can be seen making up the eyes of the face.

Example of art on the roller shutters of a store. On the right shutter a pair of something that looks like the "Happy Fish" by Pez can be seen making up the eyes of the face.

Street Art

2010-07-16 20:48

Barcelona
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona, Barcelona 2010

This is the "Happy Fish", designed by artist Pez in 1999.

This is the "Happy Fish"[g], designed by artist Pez[h] in 1999.

Street Art

2010-07-16 21:32

Barcelona
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona, Barcelona 2010

Another "Happy Fish" - this time an evolved type with arms and legs.

Another "Happy Fish" - this time an evolved type with arms and legs.

Street Art

2010-07-20 14:30

Barcelona
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona, Barcelona 2010

Rome Summary

2008-04-16 18:06

Rome
Rome, Italy

Rome, Rome 2008

Stockholm

2005-10-30 14:42

Stockholm
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm