Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Junk love

These little guys keep appearing around the traps:




They prove three things:
1. Street craft is way better than street art
2. Any everyday object can be, and should be, turned into something awesome
3. You can put eyes on anything and it instantly becomes adorable.

And another example of the same principles in action, at the construction site at Sydney Park, courtesy of a budding street crafter:


8 comments:

k-k-karen said...

Good lord, is that last one poo?

The creatures are made by Junky from Melbourne, I think he recently passed through our fair town.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/junkyprojects/

beth said...

I like these a lot. I also love that you can write about anything and someone knows the answer/what's going on. The internet is so clever!

Wendy said...

Wow. I wish I had seen these. I DO steal posters from lamp-posts for source material for paintings. So if you see anyone doing that, it's probably me.

Nosey in Newtown said...

Thanks k-k-karen! His work is awesome.

I think it is dirt, rather than poo. But if it was, that would be an excellent re-use of an everyday object. :)

Beth: Too true!

Wendy: I completely endorse your thieving.

Michael Wong Thye Seng said...

Mounds of clay. Sweet!

Nosey in Newtown said...

Wendy - should have said that you can find them on Gladstone Street, near the stencil wall and on Wilford Lane, behind the Cat Protection Society.

junkyprojects said...

it is i, the junkreator.
My junkyprojects are a way for me to engage with my surroundings and send a message of reuse, reduce, recycle.
Its improtant, especially in a grubby little burb like Newtown.
(dont take that wrong, i love Newtown but it is grubby)
Also i recently installed my 400th junkyproject in a back alley in Newtown. And i currently have some sculptural type things for sale at the Ruban Rat store on King street.
Piece.
JP.

Fitzroyalty said...

Here's a junky in Fitzroy - http://indolentdandy.net/fitzroyalty/2008/02/15/junky-art/. JunkyProjects has a great site - http://junkyprojects.weebly.com/