guest post by Simone Davalos
D. Billy, an artist from Brooklyn, improves his surroundings with impermanent onomatopoeia, among other things:
Using colorful media such as twisting balloons, party streamers, and artist tape, I have begun to add visual representations of sound effects to public spaces as a sort of dimensional graffiti. After embellishing the found scenes and photographing the results, I leave my additions in place to engage passers-by for as long as the materials hold up. For me, this process encourages a reexamination of surroundings and objects that are usually taken for granted, and injects a hint of the fantastical surreality that I have established in my other work.
Or, at the very least, I hope someone thinks these things are kind of funny.
The thing I personally like about this particular approach is the fact that balloons don’t last that long, neither does tape. It’s a nice illustration of what the philosopher Bueller meant when he said “Life moves pretty fast If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” [link]
photos via D. Billy