This week I am going to feature grafitti – most of it is within 10 minutes from where I live, but you have to know where to look. And I suspect that many people are not seeing it, as they are too busy driving furiously from A to B. Also, some of the grafitti is not exactly on the beaten track. So I’m taking the opportunity to feature some of the best work I’ve found recently, which are really works of art (in fact more interesting than some of the stuff I’ve seen in say the Tate Modern!).
So first up, is the evolution of a night out – which I take to be a social commentary on the modern girl about town. It is made of paper and stuck to an overpass on Moorhouse Avenue (by Colombo Street). Unfortunately, some of the evolutionary steps have worn off. Basically she starts of upright and tidy, and then gets progressively messier (with the last shot below of her on the ground (perhaps in a gutter?).
A lot of work went into this, so hats off to whoever drew her and stuck her onto the overpass. Whoever did it, wouldn’t have to go far for inspiration, the young women of Christchurch sure know how to party, but don’t always know how to stay looking like a lady (well maybe like a bag lady).