Street artist Banksy essentially mashed together a rather profound audio clip of the late greatly missed art instructor Bob Ross with a behind-the-scenes look as he created a powerful statement piece on the outside wall of a decommissioned British prison in Reading, England.
Entitled “The Great Escape”, the piece features the prison’s most famous resident Oscar Wilde climbing down the wall on a rope made of words and anchored by the typewriter that put the words on paper. This image perfectly matches what Ross was saying in that particular about what art represents to him.
Painting to me represents freedom. I can create the kind of world that I want to see that I want to be part of… We just want to show you a technique and turn you loose on the world, just absolutely turn you loose on the world. That really is the fun part of this whole technique.