For the next investigation we are going to learn how to create an inlay using the theme of Street Art.

Objective: To create an inlaid metal piece by taking inspiration from street art and mixing either two metals or metal & wood and using the skills and techniques learned so far in class.

Street Art: Not a set date of when it began, some consider Cave art an early form of street art likened to the need to use art to make sense of & manipulate our environment.  Others feel that “Kilroy was here” is a more widespread use of tagging, even if the entities were many who created the images.

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More Modern: Philadelphia is the birthplace of Modern Street or Graffiti art.  Cornbread was the first graffiti artist in the city of brotherly love which predates both London & NYC. Mr. Darryl McCray, a Philadelphia Native began tagging the city of brotherly love in the 1960’s which is over 2 decades earlier than most of the more well-known tags became famous in NYC & London.  American Tag vs. Brazilian Pixacao

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It’s only fitting that we look at street art in its evolution focusing on Philadelphia & street art.  Game Changing Moments In Street Art Evolution into Community Murals

Local Love:

IshKnits

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Nero

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Kid Hazo

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From Philadelphia Street art started taking off in cities such as NY & London.  Keith Haring began his street art using chalk on the black paper put up in subways.

Famous Street Artists:

Banksy

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Shephard Fairey

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Keith Haring

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Metal Street Art:

Dr. Evermor

Sao Paulo Street Art Controversy, Sao Paulo

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Cairo 2011 Revolution

 

 

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