We here at House of Current like challenges, so this week we have decided to pick a theme for our Inspiration Fridays. Our team cherry-picked the best theme ideas, wrote each one of them down on a tiny piece of paper, threw the mix in a very special pencil holder which from now on we shall refer to as “the HoC theme generator”, and had our new account coordinator Lamar pick one out. So, ladies and friends, this week’s Inspiration comes from *drumroll* “Street Art”.
“I love Paris. I love Prada. I love the spontaneity and realness of this photograph. The longer I look at this image, the more I fall in love with it. Look at the dripping spray paint, her amazing shoes, the textures on the building….I could go on.” Wendy
Image by Scott Lowden.
“Sometimes street art can be viewed as a bit…unwelcomed. In the case of the Hope Outdoor Gallery in Austin, TX, it actually changed the neighborhood – for the better. After a development company went belly up and left behind these ugly, towering concrete structures, artists began to paint and design over it.” Rachel
“I’ve always been fascinated by murals and graffiti. I love the texture created by layers upon layers of paint and paper. I also love the Living Walls and the Art on the Beltline programs we have here in town. It is amazing how some imagination and paint can transform a structure and add some color and joy in the lives of those that pass by them.” Scott
“Living Walls launched as a non-profit organization to promote, educate and change perspectives about public space in our communities via street art. This street art can be found throughout the Atlanta area stretching as far south as East Point and as far North as Cheshire Bridge. The organization hosts an annual conference that facilitates dialogue concerning tribulations within the city and increases awareness. It’s amazing to drive by a Living Walls work in progress on the daily commute and watch drab concrete transform into an expression of beauty.
If you think this is pretty cool, follow the link and plan a biking tour to check out all the current artwork! ” Lamar
“During this year’s Art Paris Art Fair, three artists were offered the chance to transform the façade of the iconic Grand Palais into a digital canvas for 4 days. The three video installations selected as this year’s winners came from an art collective of over 350 members named TeamLab, architect Dominic Harris and artist Mounir Fatmi.”
Mounir Fatmi’s “Modern Times – A History of the Machine” is trying to convey movement, speed and time with “graphics inspired by the paintings of Sonia and Robert Delaunay, a Charlie Chaplin film, a Marcel Duchamp piece, calligraphy and philosophy.”
TeamLab’s project “Universe of Water Particles” covered the building in a cascade of running water
Dominic Harris’s Escher inspired projection is called A Concentric Study and its stated purpose is to “alter the viewer’s perception of the Grand Palais so that its architecture takes on a new narrative.” Ana