Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Break free the chains

As anyone in the vicinity of Madison knows, it's damn frigid out these days and thus difficult to motivate myself to get out and find/snap pictures of street art. But it's still out there, covered in snow and ice, adding a splash of color to the otherwise dreary landscape.

This one was found on Broom St., just off State, and sent in by tipster D. Taken literally, it just makes me think about how very few inmates are actually made to wear the stripes anymore. Taken figuratively, it's a valid message about being your own person, free of constraints (or marriage, depending on how symbolic you want to get with this one). Hooray!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

The only leafs left are painted on

This photo of a stencil downtown was taken on Dec. 6, after the first dusting of snow fell on Madison this year. Currently, we're in the middle of a much larger storm--something like 6-12 inches coming down around us. This can make it difficult to get out and find other bits of street art, but we'll keep looking!

Appreciate this small reminder of more temperate times until spring rolls around.