Stencil piece by Wellington-based street artist Scampi. As you can see, this work is influenced by Banksy and his black-and-white stencils with red signs.
It depicts a small girl holding onto a heart as if it is a pet dog and a red sign Follow Your Heart.
~ By Scampi ~ Wellington, New Zealand – Photo: widewalls.ch
Have a wonderful day!
Askew One, known as Elliot O’Donnellis, is a New Zealand based multi-disciplinary artist born in Palmerston North but raised mostly around Morningside in Auckland. He is recognized worldwide for his unique approach to graffiti art.
“People get confused when I say I’m not a street artist. It’s in respect to my journey, what I went through even if I paint some murals now.”
– @askewone on Twitter
With over 20 years of experience and the need to reach out to the world from his home in remote New Zealand, Askew is self-taught in graphic design, illustration, photography, publishing, directing and editing music videos and moving images.*
Billie Holiday ~ By Askew One ~ Miami, USA – for Space 52 mural project – Photo: askew1.com
New mural by Askew for Street Prints Mauao mural festival in Mt Maunganui, New Zealand.
Here is the story behind this amazing mural:
“I arrived in Mt Maunganui pretty unprepared after flying home from Miami and wasn’t sure who I was going to paint. In this situation I tend to let the subject reveal themselves to me so Olivia Laita and I took a walk around the shops & cafés on Friday morning, keeping our eyes open in case we spotted someone to photograph.
We actually gave up after a while and headed for the car discussing a plan b. We walked past a little café and decided to have one more coffee before heading to the wall.
Just as we got served our coffees a girl walked in who was really perfect for this mural – I was trying to be subtle (wasn’t that subtle) seeing if Livi agreed, she didn’t want to stare too hard out so I had to wait until she’d caught a glance without gawking. We both agreed she’d be great so I approached her.[…]”
– from Askew One’s Facebook
~ By Askew One ~ Maddison – Photo: Askew One’s Facebook
More info about the artist tomorrow!
Have a beautiful day! 🙂