Happy to share the background on the piece by @juuriart83 - this gal deserves all the recognition! ・・・ LOCATION: 170 Liberty Street ⚐ - TOKYO, JAPAN X OKLAHOMA CITY USA
My murals and art are a never-ending attempt to find this elusive thing called home.
Some people’s definition of home is a definite place and set of people with whom they have always belonged. My definition is not so easy. As a mixed-race person with a multicultural and multi-geographic upbringing, I have always felt like a stranger and sojourner on the earth… accustomed to goodbyes and repeated new beginnings— one thing always being only a precursor for something else.
Through my art, I find solace in the fact that home is not so much a geographical place, but a state of being. I find peace in my melancholy girls’ faces surrounded by lush florals, Japanese motifs, and gold leaf. They are often bloodied yet strangely defiant in their nonchalance—a nod to the inexorable fellowship of suffering that defines a person and their purpose... a thread common to all humanity regardless of their location.
With each new artwork, I feel I become closer to both the home of my comforting past, and the home of a yet-unknown shimmering city of light. When the gatekeeper finally sees me, I hope that he will tell me I have been brave.
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There’s NOTHING “cheap” about our public spaces. I believe deeply in the value of public space and that what we put there has an effect on the ways we think, feel, and behave. Replacing 18 ads around Philadelphia with art from local artists is big step in the right direction for returning the public space to the public. What can happen when we replace ads with art? When we use our public spaces to center less on consumerism and more on the human experience? I think these are questions worth asking... SO pumped to build this #TrashcanTakeover project with @BrendanLowry (@rorycreative) and 16 other Philly artists, with funding support by the folks at @CityFitnessPhilly... Click the link in my bio now to read and see more! (Photo by Streets Dept Contributor @Ericinphilly; artwork by @Marisa.vr)
My favorite mural on P’Harcourt realized by @findac for @studioharcourt.
This is actually the biggest mural of this project. You can enjoy it either biking around or cruising (like I did). Perfect with this weather!
This mural represents the Chinese actress @bingbing_fan with the costume of the character being the one that she wears in the series "The Empress of China". The composition uses the characteristics of the facade such as the umbrella adapting to the pinion or the lantern (unfortunately not on the pic) held by the empress. Great contextual integration ✨ it might be worth to come at night to admire the lantern. 🏮✨
Buonasera amici, avete passato un buon fine settimana? Vi auguriamo una buona serata condividendo con voi questo bello scatto di @giorgio_zuppello che ha immortalato per le strade del #friuliveneziagiulia questa interessantissima opera di #streetart .
When I'm feeling uninspired I go out and find the street art around the city last night.
Obviously needed to check out @pichiavo first project going up in @canada
It is absolutely incredible and I can't wait till it is finished.
Thanks @rustmagic for bringing the incredible artists to this city.