Dublin Sidewalk Art - 56K Suicide!

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  1. Zaphod

    Zaphod Founding Member

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    As some of you may know, I was recently in Dublin for 10 days. During that time, I walked past what has got to be one of the most impressive displays of artistic talent I have ever witnessed first-hand.

    To begin, permit me to introduce the artist:

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    Yep. Typical hippie, but the man could DRAW! :eek:

    Proof:

    Here is what he was working off of. It's an 8x10 photograph:

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    The following show the progression of work over the next 10 days. Sadly, I was unable to see the fully-completed work. It was drawn entirely in chalk.

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    The closest I got to seeing the finished work:

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    His little change trays were LOADED, and I helped. He deserves it, if you ask me. :thumb:

    Hope you enjoyed it as much as I did.
     
  2. ChipAyten

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    ... and then it rained

    Nice stuff though *applaud*
     
  3. Zaphod

    Zaphod Founding Member

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    Aw, hell. It rained all week!

    Each night, he covered it with a tarp and 8-10 traffic cones.
     
  4. Antoinette

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    Interesting to see the picture take shape. Is this typical of Dublin?
     
  5. Zaphod

    Zaphod Founding Member

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    It's the only one I saw as I walked all over.

    Still, Europe is known for being a magnet for the artistically-inclined. Go to any cathedral and you'll find a handful of people somewhere making pencil sketches of it.
     
  6. kp2001

    kp2001 USMMA Alumnus

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    Z,

    You have any more ways of making us jealous and rubbing it in that you were in Ireland for 10 days :smile:
     
  7. Zaphod

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    Yep. About 450 more, in fact. :thumb:

    But those pics will have to wait until later. :biggrin:
     
  8. Just_A_Mom

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    Spoken by one who just returned from a cruise! :wink:

    Phenomenal, Zap! Really, really neat. Ireland is top on my places to visit - my grandfather emigrated under a nun's skirt at the age of 10. Always wanted to go visit the relatives.
     

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