Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Cat


Here's another favorite piece of street art -- this one found on my weekend walk through Williamsburg, Brooklyn. It's by the French stencil artist C215. I love the detail in this piece, and the remarkable way the artist depicts light on the face of the cat. Genius!

By the way, I found out a little more about Elbow-Toe's blue jay, for those of you who asked. It's a linocut, or a print made by carving into linoleum. The colors are stenciled on first, and the black details added last.

15 comments:

Barbara said...

Every whisker on that cat looks real. It's such a striking piece because it's just a head. Sort of begs the question of where the body is. I can't figure out if you just walk in more interesting places than I do or you are more observant. Probably the latter, having walked with a certain photographer who sees all the interesting reflections I miss!

Reya Mellicker said...

Exquisite! Wow!!

Steve said...

B: There's no question that Williamsburg, SoHo, Chelsea and a few other NYC neighborhoods have an unusually large amount of amazing street art. That being said, though, I've walked with Reya through DC and found some interesting sticker art there. So you never know where it will turn up!

mouse (aka kimy) said...

I think I can hear the cat meow...wow!

Adrianne said...

The cat is stunning. I also was totally mesmerized by C215's signature.

tut-tut said...

I just am in awe of artists who have that kind of impetus to leave bits that are so wonderful but ephemeral, out in unexpected places. Thanks for being out and about with camera at the ready.

Shammickite said...

Definitely a ghost cat.
I hope the raccoon doesn't come back to haunt you... but he's probably happier out in the bush than in your cabin getting all dusty.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful cat eyes.

get zapped said...

Hello - it's nice to see you're still at it. I can see how this is one of your favs, it's just spectacular! I love how you captured it in this photo too. I'd swear I can reach over and pet it.

~Peace and joy

Betty said...

Absolutely beautiful!
I love cats

e said...

Wow! Fabulous Feline!

Thanks for the info on Elbow-Toe.

alphabet soup said...

Beautiful just!! I've stolen those words from a book title, they describe your photo perfectly. And all that wonderful background texture... I love it.
Ms Soup

R.L. Bourges said...

The combination of the stencil work and the background is gorgeous - the cat seems to be materializing out of the wall.

( so I have to come to Brooklyn to discover a French artist? Thanks for the intro.)
:-)
best

bulletholes said...

wow! THAT LOOKS LIKE FUN.

lettuce said...

hello! sorry i've missed so much, busy busy workness

i love C215 - have seen a couple in London but you've got so many in NY
i love the way you've framed this, and the bits of light