Posts Tagged ‘graffiti

10
Feb
09

Making Their Mark « Bobolee Pix

Making Their Mark I like graffiti. Always have. I guess it has a lot to do with the freeform expression… the ability to rush a beautiful piece of rebellion onto a surface without getting caught. At school, I used to express myself quite liberally in wood carvings on my desks.

Whole

I call this one "Whole"

Anyway, over the last few years, graffiti artists have been making Port of Spain their canvas of choice. I’ve chronicled some of their exploits in the public space before… <Continue Reading at my photoblog, Bobolee Pix…>

10
Feb
09

Making Their Mark

I like graffiti.  Always have.  I guess it has a lot to do with the freeform expression… the ability to rush a beautiful piece of rebellion onto a surface without getting caught.  At school, I used to express myself quite liberally in wood carvings on my desks.

Anyway, over the last few years, graffiti artists have been making Port of Spain their canvas of choice.  I’ve chronicled some of their exploits in the public space before (some examples here, here and here).

I’ve been noticing a new artist on the scene these days… artistes, probably.  An artist or a collective going by the name of “HOWOK”…

Click the pix to see more of what they’ve been up to…

Peace and Rice,

jw

12
Oct
08

Mark Yuh Work !

Artists leaving messages for each other on the wall.

One didn’t sign his work, and the other was impressed enough to advise that the work should be signed.

The reply?

Nuf Respect … although, in this context, he’s really saying “Thanks for the heads up”.  Then you see the word “Jumbie” written twice…

This is all assuming that both artists are male to begin with, of course.

Peace and Rice,

jw

12
Oct
08

U

“When you fall, you’ll fall alone

But in your gett’n up, pick someone up with U.”

“U”

It looks like the artist has the beginnings of a lit deya (in brown), behind the words in blue.  I wonder if its finished now.

*makes mental note to check*

Peace and Rice,

jw

12
Oct
08

Mash Up

I really don’t know what else to call it, as there are so many images present!

On the lower left, there’s a face. Right next to it is a sailing ship (an armada?).

There are 2 other faces surrounding the ship, and the man on the right seems to be holding a bow in his right hand, with a quiver of arrows on his back.  On top, the bow becomes a sun setting/rising over a hill top, while 2 men on horses ride by.

Lest we forget, the ship seems to be passing land, which is denoted by the hills behind the sails.

I’m sure if I visit it now, I’ll see something I didn’t before.

I wonder what the artist calls this piece?

Peace and Rice,

jw

12
Oct
08

Unity

“Unity is what we need”, says the graffiti mural.

That’s a Hibiscus flower on the left and a Humming Bird on the right.

I took this really early in the morning, around 2 or 3 am.  I didn’t actually get out of my bed at that hour to take these shots! I was just on my way home from a weekend lime and I decided to take the long way home.

I think that street art has a different ‘vibe’ at night, from when you see it in the day.  At night, you’re actually seeing it the way the artist saw it when it was first drawn…

Hmmm… I need to take a trip up to Asa Wright.  I’m long overdue.

Peace and Rice,

jw

12
Oct
08

Wall Flower

Some graffitti street art, by “De Ghust”.

Its actually painted on the wall, with regular paint. Its not spray painted.

Peace and Rice,

jw

14
Sep
08

Tripped and Falling

Public restroom, anyone?

Outside Fatima College Grounds, Mucurapo Road, Port of Spain.

Peace and Rice,

jw

14
Sep
08

Through The Rain …

Took this shot from behind the wheel of my car.

This is on the wall of an abandoned lot around the Queen’s Park Savannah, Port of Spain.

The lot is now used as a parking lot, so technically, it isn’t that abandoned.

Peace and Rice,

jw

14
Sep
08

Streaker

It was raining cats, dogs and the whole menagerie last week Sunday, making it difficult to get out and shoot photos.  I had to resort to taking what I could through from the seats of my car.

I was driving towards George Cabral Street in St James, when I happened upon this mural. Try as I might, the windshield wipers made it really difficult to shoot around, even at its slowest speed setting.  The rain fell so heavily that I had to have the wipers on to even get a chance at a clear shot.

In reviewing the morning’s work, I saw this shot, and thought it was really cool.  The wiper blade had just passed on the windscreen, causing the rainwater to streak in an interesting pattern, which was captured by the lens.

Peace and Rice,

jw




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