We were exploring the Lincoln Park Zoo just the other day and noticed some miniature plastic dinosaurs in the conservatory that reminded us of Banksy’s piece in the West Loop. It’s surprising to all of a sudden come across plastic toys in a conservatory, but also just as interesting when used in street art. They’re just small details, but in art, it’s the small details that make a piece that much more spectacular. The use of small components shows consideration of the whole, careful thought, and attention to detail.
I have never listened to anyone who criticized my taste in space travel, sideshows or gorillas. When this occurs, I pack up my dinosaurs and leave the room. – Ray Bradbury
When you’re strolling around in the West Loop and you come across a mural like this, you just have to stop, strike a pose, and shout viva Chicago! We, of course, also like to document it and share it with you. Long live Chicago, our city of inspiration!
To live would be an awfully big adventure. -Peter Pan
We seem to be obsessed with street art these days, and Chicago makes for a great place to enjoy it. We have found this Zombie man a few times west of the city, in the West Loop and Wicker Park neighborhoods. Does anyone know the artist? We couldn’t help but go a little crazy when we saw him! Keep checking back for more street art and more people- who knows, maybe we’ll ask you to pose!
You are only given a little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it. -Robin Williams
Confirm. Remember when art asked more than buy me? Campbell’s Too Much Soup. Understand nothing profoundly. Shakepeare’s King Phycus. Blank Wall. Crush the infamous! …Just a little compilation of some street art messages, again in West Loop. Being the computer nerds and avid internet users that we are, the Confirm button is definitely one of our favorites!
I am an artist… I am here to live out loud. -Emile Zola
Street art appears to be all over the West Loop neighborhood in Chicago. As is the nature of the medium, we do not know the artists’ names (or else we’d give them credit!), but enjoyed seeing their work and wanted to pass it along to you. Call it graffiti, call it defacing a wall, call it obnoxious, obtrusive, dirty, trash…we call it art.
The unaware life is not worth living. -Socrates
The holy grail is to spend less time making the picture than it takes people to look at it. -Banksy