Tag Archive for: Dog Beach
This storm would not fit in a tea cup. Still the dark skies didn’t stop some people from popping in for a dip early this morning.
Holy eroded beach Batman.
The posts that blocked off the dunes have now been swept away. All dogs who’ve clotheslined themselves on the wire fence while running through the dunes are celebrating its demise.
An interesting mix of new stencils can be found on the concrete path near South Beach.
Being not very educated when it comes to cult films, I’m blessed with friends who are and who pointed me at the Japanese TV series, who’s title character Monkey is described in the theme song as being “born from an egg on a mountain top”; a stone egg and thus he is a stone monkey, a skilled fighter who becomes a brash king of a monkey tribe, who, the song goes on to claim, was “the funkiest monkey that ever popped”(says Wikipedia). Welcome to Freo, Monkey. There were a few clouds for you to fly about today.
Shiny new stencil on the pavement at South Beach… very detailed… nice.
South Beach dog beach, thanks to the wind and gales, has been expanding its borders into the dog park. If you ever want to know what it’s like to have your face sandblasted take an evening stroll down there.
Some dune repair was and is still going on at South Beach today…
For more info about dune regeneration and the guy behind it (Shayne Boyle) have a look at page ten of Fremantle City News
It seems as if we still have to wait a while for milder weather – this evening temperatures at South Beach felt more like winter and I doubt much will have changed by tomorrow.
This has been on the footpath near the showers on South Beach for a few months now. I’ve been meaning to take a picture of it before it wears away.
A great tribute. Condolences and a hundred cool points to the owner.
For those of you who wish to give stencilling a go here’s a step-by-step guide by a master.
A Guide to Cutting Stencils by Banksy
- First off, stencil anything. If you wait for the perfect idea you will be waiting for ever. Cleverness is never as entertaining as blatant stupidity, failure and public humiliation
- Obtain a fucking sharp knife. Blunt knives result in fluffy pictures and make the whole process long and boring. Snap off blades of British steel are best.
- Draw your artwork on paper, glue onto some card then cut straight through the both. Acetate is apparently quite good but any sort of free cardboard is okay. Stiff 1mm to 1.5mm board is ideal.
- Get a small roll of gaffa tape, pre-tear small strips and stick them on your shirt inside your coat.
- Find a suitable piece of card to act as a folder. For instance when using red paint cut the stencil into the bottom of a pizza box so when you get paint all over your fingers its not so suspicious.
- Leave the house before you find something worth staying in for.
- Spray the paint sparingly onto the stencil from a distance of 8 inches.
- If you’re in a place with lots of security cameras wear a hood, move around the city quickly and act like a sad old drunk if you attract attention.
- Be aware that going on a major mission totally drunk out of your head will result in some truly spectacular artwork and at least one night in the cells.
- When explaining yourself to the Police its worth being as reasonable as possible. Graffiti writers are not real villains. I am always reminded of this by real villains who consider the idea of breaking in someplace, not stealing anything and then leaving behind a painting of your name in four foot high letters the most retarded thing they ever heard of.
- Remember crime against property is not real crime. People look at an oil painting and admire the use of brushstrokes to convey meaning. People look at a graffiti painting and admire the use of a drainpipe to gain access.
- The time of getting fame for your name on its own is over. Artwork that is only about wanting to be famous will never make you famous. Any fame is a bi-product of making something that means something. You don’t go to a restaurant and order a meal because you want to have a shit.