Tree Street Art

Tree Street Art

I made this in class when we were challenged to design a piece of street art. I made a tree with its roots extending to the sidewalk because I wanted to create something that incorporated more than just the wall. I have a great interest in pixel-based art, so the tree looks like something that you would find in Minecraft. I drew a tree specifically because I feel like a lot of places on campus look “dead,” and street art featuring a tree would liven things up quite a bit.

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John Cage

John Cage is a sound artist. He composes many “different” pieces than one would normally expect. For example, is piece 4’33” is comprised of four minutes and thirty-three seconds of silence. It is intended for the audience to hear the noises around them. It bears a striking resemblance to John Denver’s “The Ballad of Richard Nixon.”

Banksy

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Banksy is one of the more politically active artists of our generation. No one really knows his true identity, or if he is a single entity or not. Based in the United Kingdom, many of Banksy’s works are satirical, satirizing pop culture or other arising issues, such as national security. He was reportedly born in 1974 in Bristol, England.

Banksy is, in my regards, one of the best street artists of all time, if not the best. His art essentially turns vandalism into something that everyone can at least appreciate. He also has directed a film, Exit Through the Gift Shop, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2010.