Tuesday, June 17, 2008

the reverse graffiti project

For certain types of artists, the drive to be unique and original, to break new ground, is irresistable. These people are not the ones choosing package vacations where they can paint in watercolour en plein air in the exact same spots where Monet sat at his easel. Moose the Artist is no Monet, but then Monet could never be Moose the Artist. More on the Reverse Graffiti Project here.

And since we're discussing unusual art mediums, guess what? Another foot has been found! The first four were right feet (mentioned in this post), but this one's a left foot, found on nearby Westham Island yesterday. I'm still no closer to figuring out what to do with this information but I'm sure someone will be able to run with it (yikes).


Blogger Caroline said...

I love the idea of Moose's reverse graffiti... cleaning up!

I may have managed to add another feed to my blog - though I've no idea how I did it - but it does mean it might be worth attempting to unsubscribe and then resubscribing to the new one. Not that I've posted anything new since yesterday...

17/6/08 10:11 a.m.  
Blogger Cynthia said...

I really enjoyed the video - what an interesting concept!

17/6/08 11:04 a.m.  
Blogger Ellen said...

That video makes me think, is the medium really the message in contemporary art? I like all that relevance highlighting the by products of our day to day living. Interesting stuff.

And I know, it's freaky cold again and more feet! this place is crazy.

17/6/08 12:07 p.m.  
Blogger JafaBrit's Art said...

Really enjoyed the video :) and how he does his art, that is really cool.

17/6/08 12:32 p.m.  
Blogger Peter said...

Ha Ha! The foot joke made me laugh!

17/6/08 1:48 p.m.  
Blogger Janvangogh said...

Cool concept on the reverse graffiti.

The fifth foot is getting strange. For some of the theories, does it explain why feet and not other body parts?

17/6/08 4:05 p.m.  
Blogger San said...

Moose Curtis is fabulous. Broadway Tunnel, San Francisco--my old stomping grounds!

Speaking of feet, here in Santa Fe people used to leave shoes in the median of Old Pecos Trail--a kind of collaborative art everyone could do. And lately, the shoes have been showing up again. I only hope they don't go with the feet in Canada. That makes me shudder.

17/6/08 4:12 p.m.  
Blogger Deborah Ross said...

Loved the video. What really stood out for me was the fact that he was a dishwasher in a restaurant and he had that amazing idea. I mean, things aren't always as they seem and people aren't, either.

17/6/08 5:29 p.m.  
Blogger andrea said...

Caro: Who knew being a neat freak could also be considered art?

Cynthia and Jafabrit: Check out the rest of them. I've only seen a couple but they're quite compelling.

Ellen: I wonder, too. The bizarre range of art mediums I've seen lately! As for the feet, I hate that they're looking for prosaic answers. I want Ripley's Believe It Or Not!

Peter: Yay! Soembody got it! I thought maybe I was being too subtle... :)

Jan: I refuse to listen to logical theories! :)

San: It reminds me of the shoes tied together and hung over wires in NYC.

Deborah: He hated art school -- too restrictive in its own way I suspect.

17/6/08 7:03 p.m.  
Blogger dinahmow said...

I need Moose Curtis. Now!
I shall refrain from any more corn-y remarks about feet...

17/6/08 10:13 p.m.  
Blogger merlinprincesse said...

Nice un-graffiti! What a coincidence! I talk about grafitti in Vancouver on my blog... And I also talk about ya! :))))

18/6/08 6:14 a.m.  
Blogger Leah said...

perhaps a group of feet got together and decided to revolt against being trapped in stinky shoes and socks all day. in protest, they left their owners and went for a swim. they met at the bottom of the ocean and marched along together until one by one they got tired of life under the sea (too much water left them all puckered) and walked ashore.

18/6/08 10:26 a.m.  

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