Wednesday, February 18, 2009

I have myriad things I should be doing right now, all in the name of OutdoorKnit. But three glasses of rose in the sunshine has successfully thwarted those plans. 

Showing someone the site this morning, i realised that our front page was lacking in images. 

Duly amended.

There is some fantastic work going up in Left Bank, off Cuba Mall at the moment. I love, love, love the woman in victorian dress. Not so sure about the er, appendage she appears to be spraying. What do you think? is it woman claiming that she is comfortable with her sexuality, or is she being marginalised by the artist with the addition? I'm pretty pleased that 1. there is attention being drawn to women in graffiti and 2. the amazing amount of time and effort that has gone into this. 

Poop-poo to to Don McKinnon and his belief that Left Bank is an example of all that is bad and evil about graffiti.


stiX said...

Oh woahh. cool man. i should have gone to have a look round Left Bank today!!! Wish I had.

Have a pic of DRYPNZ's work that I told ya about.

gonna go do some knit now. weeeee

JafaBrit's Art said...

Her style of dress suggests she is doing something contrary to what is expected of women and crafts/street art. By drawing a penis with an lol its like stating here I am , nanny nanny boo boo, you boys ain't the only ones who can do street art and we are going to do it on our own terms. How is that for an interpretation.

peepshow said...

As the artist I can assure you the cock and balls although fitting in the context was not part of the original work. It was added later that day by someone else with similar paint. The lol was intentional. I hope this clears up any suggestion of sexism. I do however think it is funny that a Victorian woman might paint that on the wall and applaud whoever added it. Check back at left bank tomorrow. You might find more little treats.

knitsch said...

wooo good points. I agree JafaBrit - i'd like to think she's sticking her tongue out at convention...keep the discussion up!

thanks peepshow - can't wait to see what surprises you have in store! Hope to meet you on saturday! xx

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