Travel and family obligations occupied the majority of my time since early October. Before I leave town again later this week I wanted to post the latest interview with the streets of Charm City.
In prior posts, I described how the ancient world used wheat paste to post legal decrees, public notices, advertisements, and ephemeral artwork. In our time, the term wheatpaste characterizes a particular form of street art: an illustration, painting or photo that an artist adheres to a public surface.
Late last week Charm City Streets had the pleasure of touring New York’s Astoria neighborhood and capturing images of the artwork created in early June during the 2018 Welling Court Mural Project.
PhoebeNewYork is the alter ego of New York City artist Libby Schoettle. Phoebe springs to life from collages the artist creates and pastes up all around the city boroughs and increasingly around the world. As you can see from the following images, PhoebeNewYork provides a cornucopia of entertaining thoughts and witty comments on life and love.
One can relax in Paradise Alley. Here gentle breezes blow across the calm harbor waters. Every sunset is colorful, dramatic, and simply spectacular. At your signal animated bartenders serve refreshing Mai Tais. After a couple of delicious drinks, you will cease to notice the bartender’s ratty appearance as well as the sketchy old alley cat.