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The World is your Canvas

Street art is art, specifically visual art, developed in public spaces — that is, "in the streets" — though the term usually refers to unsanctioned art, as opposed to government sponsored initiatives. The term can include traditional graffiti artwork, sculpture, stencil graffiti, sticker art, wheatpasting and street poster art, video projection, art intervention, guerrilla art, flash mobbing and street installations. Typically, the term street art or the more specific post-graffiti is used to distinguish contemporary public-space artwork from territorial graffiti, vandalism, and corporate art. – Wikipedia
Some may say the world is your oyster, and so others the world is your canvas. To a street artist, the latter could not be more true and the possibilities are endless. Take a look at Street Art Utopia’s collection of top pieces of street art worldwide in 2011.

I am fascinated by street art (note: not vandalism) because it:
  • Makes the ordinary EXTRAordinary
  • Sees the PoTeNTiaL in the everyday
  • Makes a statement BOLDY, loudly, clearly
  • Encourages people to see an AltErnATive point of view 
Want to make a difference in this life? Be creative. Be bold. Be brave. And, most importantly, don’t take yourself too seriously. Street artists are doing it. So can each of us.

Here are a few of my favourite photographs I've made of street art in Toronto, Montreal and New York City. To see more click here.

What are your favourites pieces of street art?

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