The Dove and the Wolf

Street mural of a dove flying up between a man and a snarling wolf

Wonderful detail in this street mural full of pathos and hope.  The wing breaking out of the frame is a great, subtle touch.

This is another guest post courtesy of @hopemanbob, so we’re officially promoting him to Foreign Correspondent!

Vienna, Austria.

Apart Together

Cubist inspired street painting of a man and woman looking away from each other

So many great details in this piece. From the little heart lock on her lapel, the key in her hand, her Cubist inspired open eye, the heart tattoo on his arm to the tear on his cheek. Somehow the whole story is there to read.

Guest post courtesy of @hopemanbob.

Vienna, Austria.

Cabochon

A round cabochon with a printed back stuck to the side of a girder

This small, one inch circular glass cabochon was nearly invisible stuck to the side of a giant steel girder. Finding the small in large places.

Hudson Yards, Manhattan.

Astronaut

Large googly eyes attached to a store window overlaping a gold astronaut statue

Cheers to the intrepid soul who stuck googly eyes to the window display of this high end watch store. The display is commemorating Omega’s part in the Apollo 11 moon landing 50 years ago and features two large gold astronaut statues. These eyes just appeared one quiet morning. Hard to accomplish given the CCTV surveillance “security” paranoia that surrounds us these days.

Nothing against Omega, but I love adding this whimsy to the face of all the opulent wealth on display. Given the rampant unattainable commercialism that threatens to drown the average citizen of this city, we need fight back with more humor.

Alas, the eyes were quickly removed.

Hudson Yards, Manhattan.