This tiny 2×3 canvas was placed outside of a lovely cafe in downtown Overland Park, Kansas. It was made with spray paint and a stencil, and placed on a happy park bench for someone to take home and live happily ever after.
This fried egg is was placed in downtown Kansas City in the Crossroads arts district. The joy of placing it somewhere temporarily is that possibility of someone walking along and picking it up. THIS is the difference between graffiti and portable street art. This fried egg is made from felt backed vinyl with a heavy body yellow acrylic paint.
Welcome to portable street art. This is a new and exciting art movement, hatched by the writer of this blog, in suburban USA of all places. Portable street art takes street art to a whole new level through creating portable art which can be taken by the viewer. Taken? Yes. Why? Traditional street art defaces property, and taxpayers traditionally pay for the equipment to clean up this free form art. Portable street art incorporates the whimsical and unpredictable nature of this art form, allows the viewer to truly engage in the art, and adds a dimension of connectivity if the journey of the art piece is chronicled on this website.
If you are reading this blog, there is a good chance you have found and taken some street art stamped with this address. Good work! Many others must have passed right by without having the guts to grab it. Now, I would like to know what you are going to do with your portable street art. Maybe you will place it somewhere else to participate in the thrill of being a street artist. Maybe you will sell it on Ebay. Maybe you will take it to a local art dealer and make a buck. Maybe you will hang it in your front hall and have a good story of how you obtained this art. Thank you for making the world a more amusing place. Please post a photo or story on this blog and include the number of the piece you snagged from the street.
Fried Egg placed in Overland Park, Kansas on random street corner.
Made fro, felt backed vinyl and heavy acrylic yellow paint.