Georgian faces

Georgia the country that is, Tbilisi Georgia

stencil of a young girl's head, shoulders and arms, wearing a hat, holding a piece of fabric over her mouth and nose

below: Love is life. Not sure if there is meaning to the handgun and bullet holes

large colourful mural with the words love is life, a picture of a couple (heads) with flowers and hearts, also a handgun and bullet holes

below: Michael Jackson

black stencil of Michael Jackson in profile on a concrete wall with an orange stripe painted on it

below: blowing smoke

below: Looking out the window

below: James Joyce

grey tones, black and white portrait of James Joyce who wrote Ulysses

below: Cafe Linville

closed and locked double doors painted with two women talking over glasses of red wine, with the words Cafe Linville written across the top of the painting

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Athenian stencils

below: A television family.   The rabbit ears are quaint.

little black stencil of a family, parents have televisions for heads, standing in a row, all holding hands. seen in Athens Greece

below: Crying eyes

black stencil of a woman's face, just the features, she is crying and black tears are running down her face

line drawing, in black, stencil, woman's head with face partially obscured by a red bandana over her mouth and nose

below: Throwing each other away. Are any of us really disposable?

small black stencil of a person throwing a smaller person into a garbage can

below: A more positive message – butterflies and love

two metal boxes on the street with stencil graffiti, both with red background, one has many black butterflies and the other has a boy giving a flower to a girl, in silhouette

below: I suspect that it’s a protest that is political in nature but because of my lack of Greek I’m not sure.

stencil graffiti, circle with a pair of scissors diagonally across it, with words R.A.W. cuts and then some Greek words below it. seen in Athens Greece

below: I think that this is the face that is stenciled the most.  Che Guevara may have died in 1967 but his face lives on.

black stencil, che

Athens has lots of concrete pillars on its streets and many have graffiti on them.  The next few photos are some of those pillars.

stencil on a concrete pole with two people walking past it. stencil is a woman. seen in Athens Greece

two stencils of women, the top has covering over mouth and nose, the other is a line drawing of a woman's head and shoulders in profile

black stencil of a woman on a concrete pole

sprayed on the sidewalks of LA

As you walk around the Arts District in Los Angeles, watch where your feet are going.
You’ll see many stencils that have been spray painted underfoot.

This first one, women in head scarves, is obviously a political statement.
It was also the only stencil that was in two colours.

Stencils on the sidewalk, spray paint, in red and turquoise, the heads of 6 women in head scarves, shown in profile, One is in a scarf that is turquoise with red polka dots and one has red and turquoise striped pattern on her scarf.

below: Dangerous insects, with scoped rifles for wings.

black stencil on grey concrete sidewalk, a beetle with folded wings that are automatic rifles

below: … and a dragonfly too.  Weaponized terrorist bugs.
No wait, they’re Homeland Security agents in disguise.

black stencil on grey concrete sidewalk, a dragonfly with wings made of automatic rifles.

below: No money, No honey.

black stencil on grey concrete sidewalk, outline drawing of a man with long hair and a cowboy hat, with words written inside the drawing that say No money no honey.

below: Social media is selling your shit.  Apparently there is a third one that says “Seeking your applause, your digital mirage” but I didn’t see it.

black stencil on grey concrete sidewalk, outline drawing of a man with long hair and a cowboy hat, with words written inside the drawing that say Social media is selling your shit. Facebook and instagram symbol are also there

below: A red extremist.  Love extremists.

red stencil on grey concrete sidewalk, outline of a heart with the word extremist written inside it.

below: A dove with a rose in its beak, La Rosa

black stencil on grey concrete sidewalk, a dove in flight with a small rose in its mouth, words written underneath are La Rosa

below: I am fairly certain that the word says iagily but I haven’t been able to find any info online.

black stencil on grey concrete sidewalk, shoulders and head of a young woman with her hands up to her face

below: Got love?

black stencil on grey concrete sidewalk, of a small milk box with a heart on the side. Words written underneath are got love?

below: I have always seen you.   That’s the chorus/refrain from the song ‘Harriet’ by American Appetites.  There may be other references?

black stencil on grey concrete sidewalk, words I have always seen you

below: Campbells soup made of vegans? or for vegans?

green stencil on grey concrete sidewalk, campbell soup can, vegan soup

below: The last one is not actually a stencil but I couldn’t resist including it here.

words written in black that say love me anyways.

Photos taken February 7, 2017

Mission Linen Building, west wall, Las Vegas

The old Mission Linen building is at the corner of South 1st Street and Coolidge Avenue in Las Vegas.   Photos taken October 2015.

below: A large mural of the famous ‘Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas’ sign dominates the west side of the building.

mural of the famous Welcome to fabulous Las Vegas sign painted on the side of a building

below: The head of a creature with Vegas eyes by New Zealand street artist duo BMD.

graffiti street art on a white wall - front end of yellow creature with big ping pong ball like eyes

below: Cats in love by #Danman

graffiti street art on a white wall - a sticker by Danman of a man and a woman in cat suits. The man has hearts in his eyes and is presenting the woman with some flowers

below:  She seems to be looking at the two faced man.
I wonder what she’s thinking.

graffiti street art on a white wall -

below: Many likes for the fisherman.

graffiti street art on a white wall - two posters, on the right an Indian in native head dress in profile and on the left, a small boat on a big wave

below: Marilyn Munroe in green and a pink haired woman by Typical Bandit

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below:  Street art in the Milk the Bunny series by Omayra Amador.
Bunny is holding a French flag in support of Charlie Hebdo.

graffiti street art on a white wall - a yellow rabbit with a pencil behind its ear, holding up a french flag with the words je suis charlie on it.

below: Another in the Milk the Bunny series

graffiti street art on a white wall - a dog on a cloud with the sun behind, he has pink bunny ears. A wheatpaste by Milk the Bunny

below: The seemingly unhappy entrance to 1001 South 1st Street

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below: El Teacher by Cova along with an Art Saved my Life stencil

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between Brunswick and Anstey stations

It’s a short walk north from Brunswick station on the Melbourne Metro train line to the next station, Anstey.  A bike and pedestrian path runs beside the train tracks.  Some of the following photos were taken along that path while some of the photos were from nearby lanes.

The likeness of a man wearing a hat. All in blue with black details, A mouth, a nose, and many many eyes, on a brick wall, street art

 

street art of what looks like a tall red fire hydrant with at least two faces, on on the front and one on the side. Arms are hoses, smiling,

wheatpaste on a metal box that is bolted to a concrete block beside the railway tracks. The picture is on white, black line drawing of a cat on two legs, outlined in purple. Cat is wearing a jacket with batman logo on it, also belt and one glove . Not a real cat, but drawn to look like a cat that has been sewn together with fabric - stitches in the face,

A wall of a brick building beside a train track. It is covered with street art including a very large skull with a gold crown tied to it, a laughing man's face, and a lot of geometrics.

two bikes parked against a metal railing beside a bike path. on the other side of the railing is a two storey L shaped brick building with the lower level covered with two large tags, one says ETAM. FBS is written on the second storey.

small wheatpaste poster on a metel support. The picture is of a spray paint can made to look like a person. The top (where you push down) is the head. Cylinder shaped body. It has two arms and it is holding a small spray can in one hand.

street art of wolf head on person beside a real door with a white metal grille

large mural of a girl with short black hair and black dress writing on the wall.

graffiti on a brick wall beside a bioke path and train tracks

blue man's face, he is scowling, wearing a hat and smoking a cigar.

wall beside a bike path and train track, with a blue tag that includes 4 hearts

street art painting of a yellow fish head with a sad face

large red brick industrial building beside the train tracks, large windows consisting of many small panes of glass, around the windows there is a lot of graffiti

cartoon painting of a red fire hydrant (or maybe fire extinguisher) with a big mouth, several teeth, and a tongue, two eyes, and hoses for arms.

a large ugly purple face with small eyes and a very large mouth, teeth bared, drool coming out of mouth

knitted square attached to a chain link fence, beige cross on grey background. Wall of graffiti out of focus in the background.

old wheatpaste that is peeling off the wall. It was a person holding an ax over its head and it looks like it is attacking a real air conditioner that is mounted on the wall.

street art on a wall that includes a woman in a gas mask who is spray painting.

exterior wall, old sink in the corner, on the wall are some posters that say SH [heart] DW as well as David and Siobhan sitting in a tree

David and Siobhan sitting in a tree k i s s i n g


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in the foreground is part of a corrugated metal fence with R I P in black that is part of a black, yellow, orange and red street art piece. In the background is a fence by some new houses. On the fence are a couple of tags, one of them is for SPED

page from a book written in German that has been pasted onto a wall that is painted with multicoloured graffiti. The book page is about chinchillas and has a picture of a chinchilla on the top third of the page. Someone has written in black marker over it,

The walk to the wishing tree
The giving tree swaying high in [illegible]

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wall, two windows with old and dirty awnings one of which is broken. Graffiti tag says pork in large light blue letters, also redrum dwis,
street art painting of a very blue older man's face, wearing a head band, with mustache. Three other faces are around him as well as a lot of tags

two worn and faded posters on a graffiti covered wall