Wednesday, January 4, 2012

No Way, Yes Weah

Hubby and I went to what I call the "Big City" the other night, to visit and have dinner with Middle Son and his girlfriend.  We don't go very often and sometimes things change from visit to visit.
  
I admire artistic people, whether their talents are painting, photography, writing, decorating, or any number of things that I believe take skill and talent.  Even parenting takes a certain amount of skill and talent, especially survival skills.  I lacked a lot of talent in this area, however, I was able to achieve a few survival skills I still find useful.

Okay, I'm wandering and getting off track, sorry.

So, on our little trip to the Big City, we were almost to Middle Sons place, when I saw something that wasn't there before.  On the side of a building was new artwork.  The entire side of the building.  Have you ever tried to paint on a textured surface?  It isn't easy.  Not only is it not easy, this art was on the side of a building that wasn't tiny and had to require some type of scaffolding, out in the elements to boot.  I have no idea how he was able to make the outlines look smooth and not wiggly.  No idea.

I snapped a photo as we rounded the corner, then snapped another when we were able to stop in front of it for a second.  My photos don't do it justice.  The first one we were moving and the second one I could only get a portion of.


 
 A few days later, I emailed my Youngest Son a copy of the photo, showing him that I was using the camera he had given me for Christmas.  He emailed me back that the artwork looked like the same style his friend Rene does.  I mentioned today that I was thinking of posting it to the blog and did it belong to Rene.  He said it didn't, but that it belonged to a friend of Rene's and even sent me a link to a short video of the artist.


Regardless of the type of art you are drawn to, this artwork took talent, skill and a lot of time.  I have a deep appreciation for that!

Thank you, Daniel "Weah" Anguilu!





38 comments:

middle child said...

The art is exquisite! I too greatly admire artists of all mediums. Thanks for sharing!

NCmountainwoman said...

I heartily agree!

Ami said...

Wow, now that's some serious awesome!!!!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Love that art work... SUCH talent!!!! Thanks for sharing the beauty.
Hugs,
Betsy

Sub-Radar-Mike said...

That mural is really cool, thanks for sharing these pics :]

Tracie said...

Very nice! I've always envied people with artistic talent. I can't draw a stick person.

Shadowthorne @ Ramzu Zahini said...

That's cool. Like you, I envy artsy people too ;p

Deborah said...

So lovely!

Hartwood Roses said...

I always admire anyone who is so creative ... and street murals fascinate me.

Mamma has spoken said...

Cool art work but I have to admit I have trouble with graffiti. Hope he had permission to do that! (In his video he talks about being a graffiti artist and tagged trains and buildings in Mexico)

Margaret (Peggy or Peg too) said...

This was beautiful!!

I too admire people with talent -probably because I have found none of my own in all these years. There's still hope right?

Mom of the Perpetually Grounded said...

Amazing and beautiful work! I really like what he was saying about it too. Extraordinary person.

Pat Tillett said...

Loved the mural and the video was amazing. I REALLY wish I was artistic like that.

Sally said...

Love this, and I'm like you enjoying the art no matter the form.

Thanks for sharing! :)

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

Love it, and I love that it's out there where so many people will be able to enjoy it!

Sarah said...

I think the counter-culture of graffiti artists is wonderful. His style is geometrically beautiful, thanks for sharing!

Katherines Corner said...

art is everywhere. Thank you for sharing with us. xo

George said...

I wonder how long it took to plan and execute that beautiful mural? It is bright and beautiful, and certainly dresses up the building.

Shrinky said...

I love this type of street art, it always lifts me to discover something that wonderful when I turn a corner - well spotted, it certainly deserved a photograph.

Peggy K said...

I live near a railroad yard. Whenever I see cars pulling out of the yard, filled with graffiti, I alway comment about how the artwork is beautiful. And that it might be money well spent if the railroads would hire some of these graffiti artists to work on the cars. It's nice to see that some do channel their talent to better the community. Thanks for sharing this!

Momma Fargo said...

Amazing! Love that. What a nice surprise.

Beau's Mom said...

That was gorgeous and I wish you could have gotten a "straight on" photo of it!

DeanO said...

That is great art work! I like it.

CiCi said...

To me, it seems like people who have this much talent bottled up inside, they want to share it any way available. I love their vision and their interpretation. This artist is a gifted artist, yet he describes himself as a painter. Wow.

gmarch53 said...

Get Out!!! Sign this artist to a contract, someone please!! So Cool.... "G"

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

This is wonderful. I love the shapes and colors. His work is truly unique. Thanks for posting this.
xoRobyn

Vicki Lane said...

Love it! So joyful! Good for you for finding out about it, Ms. A.

Life Unordinary said...

Lovely. I wish I had artistic skills. Just a little bit.

The Empress said...

Wow.

That is beautiful.

I have always been like you: impressed and fascinated by artistic skills of any kind.

Are you artistic?

I am not, in any way, and I've always thought that is the reason for why I'm all agape at seeing magic drip from anyone.

This is gaspingly beautiful.

Michelle Pixie said...

I am in awe! Completely amazing and inspiring!!

Yum-Yum said...

Wow, what i maybe admire most is his ability (perhaps from his graffiti work) to see BIG even while painting details, how he always has the finished painting inside of him while it is being born...painter, Indeed, thanks for such an inspiring post and real glad you got a camera, now let's get down wid it, grandma!

Second Takes said...

Thanks for sharing the artist with us. I've always admired people who could do large works of art and giant murals. I tend to get lost with my image when I try to go too big, and all the proportions come out wrong. Plus, I'm afraid of ladders. Go figger. - G

Gene Pool Diva said...

Love art. Thanks for Sharing Mrs. A. and thanks for stopping by my blog. Have a splendid day -Kelly

Help! Mama Remote... said...

You are so right. Painting on a textured surface is hard. This is some awesome artwork. Is your son an artist too? I know you posted some pics of some pumpkins he had carved.

Margaret Benbow said...

This is so beautiful. I agree with you about murals--there's a gorgeous one covering a whole wall in the Mission district, San Francisco, and it stuns me every time. How did they do it!!?? Like you, I revere many different kinds of art; but always suspect that maybe the most satisfying of all would be, to be one who paints and draws. They have the whole world.

I Wonder Wye said...

Very cool. Excy, my step-son Corey, and my mom are all painters - wish some of that had rubbed off on me...ah well...

Hooligan House said...

Our Mom loves those pickshures you posted of the mural. And it makes us Hooligans wish we had opposable thumbs.

Jenny said...

Wow! This is gorgeous!

Sending you warm wishes for a 2012 filled with more beauty, joy and creativity.