Out in the suburbs, not really expecting to come across anything arty, I happily stumbled upon my first Lifetime Sticky Fingers. Not to say the suburbs don’t have street art or graffiti. Sure there are areas, train lines, open drains, milk bar walls, all the good usual spots. But I was in a place where even the back of the street signs were blank. And then boom.
The sad eyed bunny staring back at me!
Pretty soon another, then one from Pots Hig Sticky Fingers (a ninja). Then the first of a few of their collabs around that area. Perfectly wrapped. Perfectly cutting through the grey, the everyday, the mundane.
Within the month, a chance meeting and art trade.
A little while later, a paste together. Then another and another. And then he drops this awesome collab.
The collabs keep coming.
And we were joined by a few friends(JoJo Spins, Malarkey, PAWA, SkullCap, ATR, Christopher Priority, yeah 27) as part of our piece for the AllYourWalls/Melbourne Now repaint of Hosier Lane. The whole event was organised by Invurt.com, Just Another Agency, Land of Sunshine and Hosier Inc. with the support of The National Gallery of Victoria.
But back to Lifetime. A steady stream of characters, patchwork rabbits, robots, moustached strong men and batboys with knifes, bling, KISS makeup, melting arms or tentacles. And tha’ts just picking out a few.
But its them eyes that keep coming. Threatening sometimes. Crazy sure. But there’s that sadness as the tears well up. Maybe there’s a safety in phrasing emotion in his cartoon characters.
But the best thing about Lifetime? Well it’s got to be that we are mates. Collaborators, partners in StickyFingersApparel and above all friends!
As my blog continues, I plan to talk about my personal interactions with art and artists and hopefully hear some of yours. While this is a blog to support the contributing artists involved in StickyFingersApparel, I don’t just want to re post artist bios. We want to see and hear what engages you and try to reflect that in the awesome art we put on our t shirts! I also want to develop and discuss the awesome sense of community that is part of street art. It has already given me an outlet for my voice, adventures and friends that will last a lifetime!
Three awesome Lifetime designs are available now!