Monday, January 21, 2008

My guerrilla art adventure!

Last night Lynnae and I painted 9 art pieces and then went out in the snow and nailed them to trees, light poles, and park benches in our city. I put the "you are beautiful" one in a local restaurants bathroom. It was so fun. And we didn't get caught, cause you know, the sentiment is nice, but maybe not everyone wants us nailing art to their tree. I got the idea from jenlemen here and kerismith.com guerrilla artist page here. She says:
Guerilla art is a fun and insidious way of sharing your vision with the world. It is a method of art making which entails leaving anonymous art pieces in public places. It can be done for a variety of reasons, to make a statement, to share your ideas....My current fascination with it stems from a belief in the importance of making art without attachment to the outcome. To do something that has nothing to do with making money, or listening to the ego.
Here are just a few pictures. I so hope the mass of snow we just got didn't cover them up or ruin them. Also posted this for this week's inspiremethursday.com theme "leaving your comfort zone" . This defiantly did that!



Twas fun.

26 comments:

Anonymous said...

Those are awesome pieces! Coming across one would make my day.

~emily (in Fargo)

Sarah said...

What a great idea! :)

kd said...

LOVE it. I hope I see one around the 'hood. It would definitely make me smile. It's really amazing how such a small thing, like a positive message, can affect my mood and outlook. My favorite: "you are sunshine on a stick."

titration said...

Hi Emily! You should pretend you came across one!

Sarah, It was so fun!

And kd the neighborhood most of them are in starts with ander

:) the sunshine on a stick is my fav too.

Casdok said...

I love this idea!
Good on you!

andrea said...

I love this idea and love what you painted. Hurray to you for adding a little more positive energy in this world.
a.

jen lemen said...

oh my lord, I LOVE IT!!! yay for you guys. i hope those pieces went straight into some strangers heart.

xoxo

laurel said...

That is too fun! My favorite is "You are sunshine on a stick".

(no subject) said...

that is such a great idea! and i love "you are sunshine on a stick" just like everyone else =)

melissa said...

love it. you're right, i DO need one of those right now. maybe one that says, "there is light at the end of the tunnel!"

sigh. :)

Deb G said...

Oh how awesome! This is also out of my comfort zone. I've been trying to get up the nerve to leave paper cranes places :)

Charlie said...

These are really fun. I love it. What a great way to share your thoughts and art.

Cheryl said...

What a FAB idea!! Good for y'all for taking the time and having the guts to do it and follow through on it!!

lily said...

Brilliant! What a delightful way to push your boundaries and reshape the world (at least a little). I'm sure your work did a lot to improve the days of the people who were lucky enough to find these pieces along the way to work, school store, wherever.

so NOT cool said...

This is BEYOND AWESOME! Really amazing and such a wonderful project.

(Saw you on Inspire Me Thursday.)

Sarah-Ji said...

came here via jen lemen. this is awesome!!! i'm gonna go around anderxxxxxxxx looking for these! i live in rogxxx xxxx, so i'm not too far from there. hopefully this weekend i will get some love notes passed around town.

ews said...

what a great idea! i wish all bathrooms had signs in them that said "you are beautiful!"

tangled stitch said...

What a fabulous inspiring idea! I'm so glad you didn't get in trouble and you probably made lots of people smile

Michael Tyas said...

I am so impressed. I'm going to do this with my friends in Winnipeg.

Laura Scarlett said...

Wow how brave. Great idea!

ChicagoPioneerGal said...

I am so glad I at least saw them this way - but gosh! would it make my day to see them in person - come across the corner, or off the el, and WHAM! SUNSHINE ON A STICK!

Thanks for the great idea. I am committed to making a small, suprise difference in someone today.

Nicole V Lozano said...

Oh my goodness you brought such a grin to my face. I can't imagine what it would be like to just stumble upon one.

AnJ said...

Now, if only we can do this in Singapore!!!

titration said...

Wow thanks all for the mad props. I appreciate it.

And Anj - so glad you said hi, being I stalk your blog. You could do this by leaving little paper notes! :)

carla said...

You go! That takes some courage to run around nailing art to trees. I know if I came across one of your messages, I'd be smiling all day:> In fact, I think I'm set to smile all day just having read this. Thank you:>

Circus Kelli said...

That is a fantastic idea! I love it!