Tuesday, December 8, 2009

blu - combo

long-time visitors to the golden fish
will know that i deeply admire the work of street artist "blu".
blu's work is staggering
in its complexity and cleverness.

two qualities that i admire in almost anything or anyone.

speaking of "two".
for some reason this film duplicates itself
at around the four and a half minute mark.
so bail if you're done, or stick around for a second showing!!!

this piece was shot in italy over a period of ten days.
enjoy the journey!!!

22 comments:

Jenny Stevning said...

Wow! I have never seen anything like that!! Worth the first showing and then I couldn't help but watch the second showing. My favorite part is the skull that transforms out of the talking wall. Genius. Thank you!

Steven Anthony said...

Ive never seen his work before...amazing

steven said...

hello jenny - i'm glad you liked blu's work. i posted another piece here: http://leakstev.blogspot.com/2008/12/blu-in-berlin-november-2008_05.html over a year ago i see. i loved the doorway painted almost like persian tiles. have a peaceful day. steven

steven said...

hello steven! i'm glad it was amazing for you. i think it's incredible that they can achieve this on old buildings, transforming them into graphic novels. have a fruitful day. steven

Golden West said...

Remarkable project!

ellen abbott said...

Well, that was fun. So creative.

Reya Mellicker said...

I love it that on my screen, the widescreen video includes your profile pic. Very cool!

When I was first considering going to see the Sufi acupuncturist, I spent a lot of time among the evergreens at the Arboretum. They really helped me get into the energy of needles and all the powers that needles can communicate. That has nothing to do with your post, but the bit on evergreens in your sidebar.

Linda Sue said...

How is this even possible , particularly in Italy where permits are impossible to obtain...I can't even get my half bath painted, and I don't even need a permit- only need one colour, one brush but there it is- undone.
This clip is spectacular!

The Weaver of Grass said...

Beautiful and well worth seeing twice steven.

Titus said...

wow steven! Brilliant clip, thanks. So many memorable sections, but I think I loved the drainpipe bug and the melting man most. Really unusual, entertaining viewing.

Pauline said...

My faith in humankind is restored now and then. This is one of those times!

willow said...

This was so much fun. A testament to the creative human spirit. Thanks, Steven!

~Ellie Kings~ said...

Wow!!! this is absolutely amazing! I can't even believe it took only days to create something as that. I'm speechless!

steven said...

so true golden west! blu has a few pieces out there each of which reveals a similar approach to art and life! steven

steven said...

hey ellen - isn't it cool to see someone else working outside of the box! steven

steven said...

hey reya - looks like you got a big grab bag over at the golden fish today! it's the evergreens who keep my colour hungry eyes alive through the winter months when there's beauty for sure but it's tiny and tucked away and you really have to sensitize your eyes to the tiniest flicker of red or blue or yellow. i'm glad you took off on jenny stevning's friend's comment that i posted up for all to see. it's really really good. have a peaceful dc evening. steven

steven said...

linda sue it's the miracle of the creative force!!! somehow it circumvents the ordinary, the epxected, the must-be-done-this-ways that clutter up our lives. i get what you mean trust me. there's no light in my bedroom - why? 'cause there's no lightbulbs that's why . . . . . . ummmmmmmm......! steven

steven said...

hi weaver - i'm glad you were able to stick around for the second showing! have a lovely evening in the dale. steven

steven said...

hi titus, i wish there was a television channel that had this sort of work on it. i'd start watching tv if that happened. i'd likely have to drop the golden fish though so maybe i won't ask for that out loud!!! steven

steven said...

ha pauline - that was tender!!!! thankyou. i love people who remind me of how wonderful it is to be a creative human being. you too. steven

steven said...

yes willow - it's all of that and some! i love blogland for that very same reason. people sharing their idea of good and beauty and love and life as it should be lived. have a lovely evening at the manor. i think we'll see snow tonight! steven

steven said...

ellie kings welcome to the golden fish. what a day to arrive - it's not every day that i post a clip of strange artwork but there you go. i am so glad that you liked it as much as i did. have a lovely evening. steven