Friday, October 31, 2008
Urban or urbane? It's all about a good time
One of the many stencils I cut for the event
Recently I was invited by Bloomberg HK to facilitate a large-scale "urban art" mural (better known as "graffiti art" in less polite circles).
Some of the participants were spray-can experts already, and had lots of experience with marking walls
We plastered pictures and newspapers and sprayed stencils all over two planks of cardboard. Mixed up wheatpaste glue (made of water, flower & sugar) to stick up drawings and posters.
Some were hesitant, but had a good time after the first try
Thanks to lots of help with supplies from Colour My World and especially my assistant Tiffany, we had dozens of corporate painters stop by and try their hand at stencils, wheatpastes, and spraypainting.
Some didn't want to stop - this one kept going till sunset
The spray paint was especially popular; lots of kids couldn't get enough. The paint was water-based, so fumes weren't too strong, but Tiffany & I had breathed in lots of colors by the end of the day.
Posted by Ebriel