Banksy!

7:57 AM

All right, I admit it - I've been totally enthralled with Banksy this week. Banksy, the street artist! Google him if you don't know what I'm talking about. This guy is artistically inspiring, and I don't say that about a lot of people. I may not agree with his vandalism or political views and I think "Banksy" is kind of a nerdy name, but I love his ambitious artsy style. It makes me want to go tag stuff everywhere! And I will. Except I'm a total rule-follower and I won't tag on buildings. I only tag things that I find in dumpsters. Clean-ish dumpsters. I'm not a bag lady. You'll see. Next week is going to be so fun. I've already made some stencils and tried it out, and spray-painting stencils is such a blast! After all these years, it's refreshing to try an art medium I've never tried before. And it makes me feel pretty hip while I'm at it.
This drawing is just a spoof of what it would be like if Banksy himself came and confronted me while I was copying his tagging style (is "tagging" even the right word? I'm definitely not up-to-date on current street artist lingo.) Banksy hides his identity and never shows his face publicly, so I imagine that he would block his face somehow (like Wilson from Home Improvement!) which is why he's holding up a sign in front of his head. Silly Banksy. On a semi-unrelated note, today I decided that if I was really into street art and I got a new puppy, I would name him "Barksy" in Banksy's honor.

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  1. I am so intrigued by Banksy too. Have you seen "Exit Through The Gift Shop?" If not, it's a must watch. This summer we went to the LA MOCA Street Art exhibit and it was amazing, it they ever do it again, you must go. I'm excited to see your tagging!

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  2. Yes! Michael Field lent me the DVD and I can't stop thinking about it! I wish I could have seen the street art exhibit while it was in LA...I'm sad I missed it.

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  3. In Spanish the stencils are called 'plantias'. I've decided that most things just sound cooler in Spanish...
    We've been into street art at our art center too. There's a really cool website called www.streetartutopia.com that features street art from around the world (including Bansky). I think it might become one of your favorites :)

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  4. Thanks, Erin! That website is really cool to look through! It's definitely in my bookmarks now.

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