Friday, August 6, 2010

[Flashback Friday] 112. Construction Barrier Skull

Welcome to another addition of Flashback Friday.** This year the guest editors, Azurafae, Tatman, and myself, Citizen Agent, are taking turns counting down our personal favorite 17 skulls from the Original 365.25 Year. So please join us as we visit the archives and add our additional commentary on some of the original pieces.

#9: 112. Construction Barrier Skull

Local 180-C says:

Looks like we've got another overlap here. Being that it was NYC I wonder how much it actually cost the site to hire someone to come in and remove it or did they just let nature take care of it? Who knows maybe some enterprising reader went out and found this after you posted it and you will find it posted for sale someday. It has been mentioned before that the job of an artist is to see the potential in a form and allow that potential to come out. I admire that you were able to give birth to this just by casually walking by and seeing the potential. I also like that this was non-destructive graffiti, in that at anytime it could be undone and returned to its original state. Some thing I have always wondered about, what were the actions that you ended up with the materials to do this? After your meeting did you tell them you were having an art emergency and needed, a piece of construction paper, scissors, and tape stat?

**Flashback Friday was a weekly countdown of the fan selected top 52 skulls of Skull-A-Day 1.o. Each week during year 3.0 The Skullmaster posted the original skull along with some additional commentary in order from lowest to highest rated, with the #1 skull appearing in the last week of year 3.0, all 52 can be found here.


Noah said...

Actually I went back to my sister's apartment where I was staying and borrowed the materials from her. Of course now I see these barriers all the time and I want to convert them all. Strangely some of the newer ones actually have a divot where the nose goes so it doesn't even require my help to look like a skull! Thanks as always for the kind words C!

Tatman said...

I just noticed that the container in the back has a "C" on it. Kind of fitting that it's one of your favorites.