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.
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
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:
Metal Street Art: