Blog: A Cyclist Transforms Street Markings Into Works Of Art.

Blog: A Cyclist Transforms Street Markings Into Works Of Art.

February 12, 2014
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Blog: A Cyclist Transforms Street Markings Into Works Of Art.

Blog: A Cyclist Transforms Street Markings Into Works Of Art.

Peter Gibson AKA Roadsworth began painting the streets of Montreal in the fall of 2001. Initially, motivated by a desire for more bike paths in the city and a questioning of “car culture” in general, he continued to develop a language around street markings and other elements of the urban landscape, using a primarily stencil based technique. In the fall of 2004, Roadsworth was arrested for his nocturnal activities, and was charged with 53 counts of mischief. Despite the threat of heavy fines and a criminal record, he received a relatively lenient sentence which he attributes in part to the public support he received subsequent to his arrest. Since that time, Roadsworth has received various commissions for his work and continues to be active in both visual art and music.
Roadsworth2 ostrich_04-666x500 Roadsworth11 road_art01 Roadsworth9 roadsworth-6 Roadsworth Roadsworth7 roadsworth-1 Roadsworth14 Roadsworth4You can learn more about the artist by reading his interesting statement here
http://roadsworth.com

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Sami Wakim

Sami is the founder and editor of Street Art United States, an online community that supports street artists. Sami has organized several legal street art murals in the Boston area and has hosted local and international artists who have contributed to the flourishing street art community in the city.

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