Monday, June 28, 2010

Good From Bad

I was over at EpicWin this morning and saw this really cool video...



When I saw the title (Reverse Graffiti), I thought it was going to be some yayhoo messing up some public property but it's not that at all. It's an artist who goes into a highway tunnel and uses wet rags to wash off the soot-covered walls here and there, making art.

If you don't have three minutes to watch the video, I'll just tell you. A bunch of cops show up and they seem to be puzzled as to what to do. He's not breaking any laws, just washing the walls! They seem to write him a ticket! At the end of the video, a city worker comes and sprays the walls, washing away the art and the soot and the last shot of the video is the solvent-and-soot laden water going down the gutter to be washed out to sea.

This next video shows how the artist disposed of the soot in his rags...


Again, if you're short on time...
He turns it into paint and makes more art!

Wish I was this talented, Ruth!

4 comments:

Eryka Jackson said...

wow, what great videos! As a budding artist, I found it very inspiring to see what people can use to express themselves!

Pretty Knitty said...

These videos are so cool, Ruth! Thanks for sharing! That guy's work is amazing, and I am glad that the ticket did not stop him.

Anonymous said...

This was great, Ruth! I love the guy's artwork. And it was also a good reminder of why I ride my bike as much as possible - to cut down on pollution. (And so I don't end up weighing 400 lbs. from sitting in front of the computer writing, which is what I'm doing most these days).

Sandy in Tucson

Anonymous said...

Excellent circularity - cars make soot, man makes pictures by removing soot, soot makes paint, paint and painter create picture of truck delivering more cars to make more soot. Brilliant!
Nancy FP