i am banksy (day 31)

I love learning about artists... and this one I find particularly intriguing because he chooses to stay anonymous and specializes in mostly street art. His art is passionate and controversial. The following is a little excerpt from wikipedia.... I mean seriously, what would I do without wikipedia?!

Banksy is an anonymous England based graffiti artist, political activist, film director and painter. His satirical street art and subversive epigrams combine irreverent dark humour with graffiti done in a distinctive stencilling technique. Such artistic works of political and social commentary have been featured on streets, walls, and bridges of cities throughout the world.

Banksy's works have dealt with an array of political and social themes, including anti-War, anti-capitalism, anti-fascism, anti-imperialism, anti-authoritarianism, anarchism, nihilism, and existentialism. Additionally, the components of the human condition that his works commonly critique are greed, poverty, hypocrisy, boredom, despair, absurdity, and alienation.

We can’t do anything to change the world until capitalism crumbles. In the meantime we should all go shopping to console ourselves.
— Banksy, Wall and Piece

stencil in London

in Park Street, Bristol

in London, was painted over in august 08

in New Orleans

Brick Lane, East End 04

central Bristol


Bethlehem 05

New Orleans

interpretation of Stone Henge using portable toilets

Day 31 - A picture of a tradition you have.

Christmas Eve 2009
 Every Christmas eve we all open 1 present.... new pajamas! It's fun to be able to wake up christmas morning in new pj's! obviously this is an old picture because my hair is brown... lol


  1. What amazing art!! <3

    We usually open a present on Christmas Eve too! :D It used to be pajamas... I guess that kinda died :( But I wish it didn't! Haha, I love new pj's :) Now I just through something comfy on ;D


  2. Those are awesome! I love the one from Central Bristol, and the one from Bethlehem. :) There are some great street artists out there! And yes, Wikipedia is pretty useful. ;)

    Nice new background! :D

  3. thanks for following my blog! love to "meet" a fellow artist! i'm now following your blog as well too.. :)

  4. Wow, I love artists and crativity, it just blows me away the level of talent in this world.

    That picture of your family is so cute! Is that your bf and his kids? You're almost a third done with your challenge!

  5. Wow, that one in Bethlehem is gorgeous! Talent, talent everywhere! :)

    We open a gift on Christmas Eve too, it used to be pj's for awhile... don't know where that went! ;) Now, it's whatever I can't wait to give them any longer!! ;)


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