Levitation (Source bounce edit)

Presenting my latest street art project, a massive graffiti mural.

I was urging to paint the wall/bridge for some time. It’s close to where I live and located at a highly frequented main road. Last year I managed to get the permission to paint the wall. Furthermore the cultural department of our city financially supported this project for which I am very thankful.

The process from idea to execution took some time. Living almost next door was definitely an advantage here for regularily having a cup of tea. I was lucky, the weather supported me as it was much warmer than usually for this time of year. The bypassers were highly attracted and most were happy to get a new painting/picture in their hood, which is a rare thing in our barrio.

The picture itself is an adaption of a previously built brick art sculpture from 2014 and contains elements of style writing, graffiti, space and collision. It could be described as interlocking graffiti brick art tech space.

the brick built sculpture from 2014

The meta behind this project is that the sculpture, which is inspired by graffiti and contains style writing is being transformed back into the source graffiti, completing the cycle of adaption and inspiration. Also the bricks echo the structure of the canvas, the brick built wall, therefore refer to the deeper structural connection.

A great article published in print newspaper highlighted the work. Thanks to Rheinische Post for showing a serious interest in this project.

Here’s the full process from a desolated wall to the mural.

Special thanks to Ace Radeski for making some great moody photos!

S247

Every year there is an annual building challenge in November. Originated by the great nnenn (RIP) at Flickr it’s always a joy to build a Vic Viper-styles spaceship. Although I had this challenge as well as nnenn in mind when building this spaceship, it does not fit the criteria since it has no tail fin. No matter I am happy with the outcome and didn’t want to force a tail fin, it just didn’t feel right. This is probably also due to the inspirational blueprint, the Sketch247 by Gary Sanchez.

Image property of Gary Sanchez (published here with permission)

I loved that design for ages and now I finally got back to it. It was a real pleasure to build the spaceship at the actual scale.

Here’s the full gallery:

While shooting the model I also played around with lights.

80’s retro 8-bit edit