Sunday, December 20, 2009

Blu & David Ellis

Here's something off the beaten track...



My kids and I have a favorite subject in our discussions about art and how it fits into the context of our daily living. Here in Stockton California, the public visual expression is basically limited to Tagging. A quickly scrawled name in paint pen. Lame.
While I am not an advocate for graffiti, I am an advocate for style and grace and I miss the days of listening to people bitch about, what was in hindsight, actually an amazing act of self expression. Luckily we live close to San Fransisco where mural art and old school graffiti are still going strong. Blah blah blah... I've getting off track. I went nuts when I first saw the work of these 2. If you haven't seen it before, it'll blow your mind.
Here is an amazing look at the cooperative play of David Ellis
and Blu

9 comments:

jimgottuso said...

these guys are unbelievable... i had seen one with blu before but looked on youtube and can't find it. they really know what they're doing when it comes to camera angles and how many steps in between shots. great stuff.

cookingwithgas said...

that was great!
Thanks for sharing it-
Love their work and designs.
I like your bowl down below as well. It sure makes a person think that decals have changed over the last 30 years.

Becky Jo said...

Wow! It only takes 4 something minutes to play, but I wonder how long it took them to make that? Very impressive. :)

Linda Starr said...

I keep watching the sun shadows and realized how long it was taking them to do all that amazing.

Kim Hines said...

unbelievable! my 6yo was completely facinated, i can't even imagine how long all that took... (love those bowls below too!)

Barbara said...

woW! At first glance I thought it was going to be graffiti art which I really like, but this was amazing. I keep thinking of Escher, not in style, but the movement along planes and making flat surfaces come alive and move.

Ron said...

amazing. thanks for sharing.

Hyla said...

How amazing! I am going to have share this on my blog as well! i would love to do something like that!

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