|My own attempt at being creative ;P|
I have always been fascinated by all kinds of artworks and this fascination continues on even while I am travelling! To me, art and travelling goes hand in hand and art is another aspect from which I can obtain a better understanding of the culture of the place that I am visiting! Art, is in itself, a creative form and in order to appreciate it, one would have to think out of the box and in a rather creative manner. I found this approach relevant and helpful when trying to understand a new place when travelling. It helped me to see that new place from all corners and opened up new perspectives which makes travelling all the more interesting!
|Street art in Singapore|
|Amazing art on the buildings in Paris!|
I have recently came to appreciate street art and some of these street arts that I came across while travelling had left me dumbstruck and just in awe by what was captured by my eyes. Since then, it had become a game of treasure hunt whereby I find contentment in being able to see the beauty hidden in our surroundings! Art is everywhere and if you keep a lookout, you would be able to find it in the least expected places.
|Art found in the least expected place, Singapore|
Of all the various street artists, there is this particular street artist whose works I had started to follow and he is none other than Bardalo II, a Portuguese artist. It was his latest project “Big Trash Animals” that had caught my attention. In this project, he basically collects large waste materials (such as damaged bumpers, burnt garbage cans, tires, and other appliances) and assembles them to form a huge realistic animal form. Bardalo II started this project to draw attention to the current problem of waste production, where there is a generation of a huge amount of materials that are not reused resulting in pollution that ultimately has a negative impact on planet Earth!
|Bardalo II's "Red Squirrel" in Dublin|
Bardalo II’s artworks are hard to miss due to the sheer size of the mural and his artworks are displayed in many countries (which resulted in a personal goal of trying to locate as many of his artworks as possible while travelling). I find his artworks mesmerising mainly because it really takes a lot of creativity to create an animal mural out of things that had been deemed as trash and doing it in a way that makes people forget about everything else but just to focus on the beauty of the artwork.
|Bardalo II's "Big Racoon" in Lisbon|
|Bardalo II's "Plastic Fox" in Lisbon|
|Bardalo II's "The Beaver" in Paris (Note: the man in the photo as reference to the size of the artwork)|
Hope that you have enjoyed the artworks presented in this post. Do look forward to the upcoming coverage of street art found in the various different countries! Cheers! :)