Tiny sculptures hidden all around the world. Story & process below!
I got into street art by writing graffiti back in 2008, and it was a full decade until it crossed my mind again.
It started when I took a peculiar bike route back to my apartment with my friend Andrew. We hit a dead end, overlooking the Gowanus canal. The spot was cool–it had lots of cool graffiti, but there was something small that caught my eye.
The Plants of Gowanus. At least, that's what I call 'em. There was no info about who did it, just these tiny, tiny little sculptures glued down with epoxy. The idea sat with me for a while until I went back home to VA to visit family, and found some tiny sculptures in a box my sister had left for me. Apparently, they're called Wade Figurines–and all of a sudden I had my first objects to test out.
The second step of the project, a part that I felt was missing from the beautiful plants of Gowanus–what any art gallery needs, a description. I worked with Max this time (an expert on enamel pins, iykyk) to get the sizing and materials right for my tiny little card. My plan was to return to all the sculptures I'd created and install this tiny little card next to it. My enamel signature :)
The project is still continuing! I have placed installations up and down the east coast, and hope to go international with the project soon. I'll upload some photos below! Again, here's a link to the current map of sculptures and their statuses: Lily Pad Gallery on Google Maps
Also shoutout to WoofOriginal! Another fantastic street artist that I've taken some inspiration from :D