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I've been reading The Nature Of Paleolithic Art lately, and this image, seen while out on my lunch break, reminds me of a practice used in cave paintings: the artist identified a natural formation (a rock, say, or a stalactite) which recalled some part of (usually) an animal, and elaborated upon that. Spray painting with a stencil, very possibly used here for the silhouette, is also an ancient technique - they put their hands on a wall and sprayed ochre from their mouths, creating outline handprints.
The combination of ancient techniques with both the physical realization and iconography of modern communication technology is a nice contrast.

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Date: 2015-06-08 08:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ceb.livejournal.com
That's lovely! Where is it?

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Date: 2015-06-08 08:20 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] ewx.livejournal.com
Back of Eden Street. I semi-reliably forget the most efficient route to the Eden Street bike stands and end up going via Portland Place instead, and a good thing too.

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Date: 2015-06-08 08:41 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] emperor
That's pretty cool :)

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Date: 2015-06-09 07:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wellinghall.livejournal.com
What he said.

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