Say you had the ability to turn into a fly. A snap of the fingers or a scrunch of the nose and you would be instantly transformed into a bug. Since you’re now a small insect, you can go unnoticed, granting you complete anonymity in which to travel? When you make the change from man to fly, you are allowed to choose a particular destination in which to appear. Once there, you may observe your obtainable surroundings for 60 minutes, before returning to your current mammalian form and time. There are limitations in exploration, as the chosen point must exist within the scope of known human evolution. That means no trip to the future. No rocket rides to Saturn. Past or present only and within the technological and social abilities of mankind in 1985. #ohsillyportland#streetart#guerrillaart
Thanks to everyone who participated in these awesome manhole cover prints!! It's been such a cool project and we've had a great time experimenting with different techniques. #meeting#club#guerrillaart#art#sewer#water
Friends—I'm renaming my personal Instagram EricInPhilly! I'll still post photos of Beautiful City Things™ here, like this scene outside the @ocfcoffeehouse on #fairmountave . This way, I can steal the @ericdalephotography handle and use it for my professional photos. Thanks for your support! ❤️
I'm not one of them, Karen. I will never be one of them. My brain just has a bad habit of arriving at its destination long after my mouth has shown up drunk and smelling of cheap tacos. #ohsillyportland#streetart#guerrillaart
Some things I'm grateful for this week: 💕 Will And Grace series on Huli 💕 People who came to my house to craft and party Halloween style 💕 LED lights in my basement 💕 My dad's support 💕 @jeffmindell's stories 💕 Nick Offerman and Megan Mullaley's relationship 💕 Hilarious porn pun titles 💕 Generous gifters 💕 Finally getting that body part to crack 💕 The aesthetic of peeling paint ... ❔ What are you grateful for this week? // 📷: @maurahousley #uncustomaryinthewild
I love guerrilla art for so many reasons, but one of the big ones is the impermanence of it. 💓 Yes, we can immortalize the project with documentation like photography, but you'll never truly experience what it was like that day I held up this sign on the corner unless you were there. 👯 Be in the right place at the right time, experience something unique and fabulous. // 📷: @maurahousley #uncustomaryinthewild#uncustomarystreetart
Yesterday I filled out a Self-Care Assessment wheel from @mindfulproductivityblog (in her new Mindful Productivity Hub that you should join!) that basically allowed me to self-evaluate a ton of areas in my life and how satisfied I am with them. It was kind of surprising how low most of them ranked. I think the highest (out of 10) I ranked myself in any category was a 4. Then I looked at her questions and asked myself, "What would make this a 10? What would make this *amazing*?" And I realized there's a *lot* I need to make time for in my life presently before those rankings start to go up. It was depressing at first, but now I feel like I have a tangible graph that can remind me what I need to work on. I'm going to try to tackle things slowly, one at a time. That's my plan for now. There's no way it's going to change to 10s across the board over night! But I'm certainly going to feel better about myself if I'm actively trying. This couldn't have come at a better time. Self-care is non-linear! // 📷: @maurahousley
Check out some of our #guerrillaart from Saturday, make sure you swipe through all the images. They were created and left in spaces around the church to help transform someone else's day. #blankcanvastcuc#rebellion
🔸 I'm just a tiny speck in a colorful world, trying to find the good, point out the good, and create the good as much as I can. ☁ Sometimes I feel invisible, wrapped up in these cotton candy clouds, not knowing if I can relate with anyone else, and realize that's okay because it's way better to have the opportunity to have an existential crisis than not. // 📷: @maurahousley 🎨 @pablomachioli #uncustomaryinthewild
“Oh. Okay. Sorry.” Alicia’s gaze went to the floor, as she normally did when presented with criticism of any kind. Her mother often referred to this passive behavior as ostriching, a fabled but incorrect belief that the bird in question sticks its head in the dirt when faced with potential danger. Each time she was presented with this fallacy, which happened at least once a day, usually over dinner, Alicia would meekly remind her parents that people only believed this because of the proportional difference between the size of the bird’s cranium and its much larger body. This extreme difference made the head “disappear” when the ostriches tended to their eggs or stopped to feed, and the visual phenomena only increased with distance, lending credence to the belief that the myth was firmly rooted in myopia. The message was presented in detail, but neither mother nor father chose accept delivery. Alicia’s words went unheard and as such, were unheeded. The world continued to spin. Falsehoods became canon. Conversations progressed without her contribution. Shortly after this physical and emotional disconnect occurred, Alicia would quietly slip away. From the group. From the room. From the building, if necessary. #ohsillyportland#streetart#guerrillaart#snakeyjakie
Phone Home: A Call to Action. Our connection to technology is rivaling our connection to nature. Too many of us have experienced that unsettling panic that occurs when we realize that we have forgotten our phones at home. Where will we find ourselves when we've forgotten about the health of our environment? This series is a call to action. With an increasingly aggressive and careless political agenda in place, our country needs to take a sobering looks at what's happening around us. We need to get it together and connect with the Earth rather than the Wi-fi. We plan to randomly place all 21 of these in public spaces in order to anonymously instigate thought. #loriremmel#guerrillaart#earth#preservation#environment#lifeproof#technology#phonehome#iphone#lifeproofphonecase @b3ckkay @apple @lifeproof
This week we are exploring 'Guerrilla Art'...but what is it?
It's a form of street art that uses public space and the artist is generally anonymous. It is often more about the impact the art has on the viewer than the art itself.
This is some of my guerrilla art, also known as yarn bombing.
🎃🎃🎃 I am so happy to say that the best reactions I've received from this Honk Series so far have been because of the the joy of Hocus Pocus! People were punching their horns instead of 'beepbeep'. 🚓 I had two cops drive by and they didn't even care that I was causing a scene AND they didn't honk. Honestly, guys, either tell me I'm doing something illegal or tell me you like Hocus Pocus. Don't be so wishywashy. Even if they would have tried to detain me, I would have just straddled my vacuum and flew off into the sky. **** SO!!!! Would you have honked for this sign?! I HOPE SO! 🔮🚗 Throw down a crystal ball or a car emoji to let me know you're on board. // 📷: @maurahousley #uncustomarylove#uncustomaryhonk#uncustomarystreetart
I was the passenger in a pretty bad car accident this weekend; got some face stitches I'm hoping to get removed later today. Our car was a "total loss," which means we lost her 😞 I'm just trying to keep resting and take it easy for a few more days but there's so much I want to do and post. We're just grateful our insurance has been so helpful throughout this whole process. Be safe out there, babies 💕 to anyone still reading, how are you doing?
Chest pains. Scrambled brains. Wet shoes in the rain, soaking through to the wool socks beneath. There is a flutter. There is a flap. At any moment I could snap, and I fear the consequences too much to reach that point. I bend without breaking, but the stress remains in my form. The hump on my back. The twist in my spine. How the hell ya doing? Oh, just fine. #ohsillyportland#streetart#guerrillaart
Phone Home. My former student and collaborator for this series, Rebecca Kanaskie, came to me with a puzzling prompt one day last winter. How could we breathe new life into her stack of abandoned phone cases after the initial practical life of her Lifeproof phone case was over? After pondering, it occurred to me to plant evidence of life within the walls of the phone case, rendering the case a showcase for natural artifact, preserving the specimen from decay. We collected both phones and cases, as well as an assortment of objects like insect wings, bones, teeth, leaves, flowers, stones, shells, metal, wasp nest, and dried mushrooms for suspension in our gutted phones and cases with resin. #loriremmel#guerrillaart#earth#preservation#environment#lifeproof#technology#phonehome#iphone#lifeproofphonecase @b3ckkay @apple @lifeproof
The passive onlooker in me appreciates this mural for its vibrant colors and beautiful island imagery.
The rebellious side of me loves it more for the fact that it was initiated as a guerrilla art installation on the outer boarding of a slow-to-progress renovation site in a sleepy tropical town.