Spontaneous Art with a Message
Do you ever do a double-take at something that looks out of place? That is what most people do when Brad Downey creates a new work of art. He is trying to send out a message with his artwork. Most people are used to seeing everything in place, especially with things that we see everyday, like street signs. Downey is known for breaking the visual dictionary with his work of art and his public art installations, “Street Signs” do just that all around the world.Brad Downey’s collection, “Street Signs” is making a statement in the United Arab Emirates, Great Britain, Austria, and the United Sates. He has a series of street signs and even street furniture that include some commissioned installations while others were places anonymously and later removed by the respective city. Downey’s art series include street signs, poles, and even phone booths all manipulated in some way. One of them shows people jumping out of a yield sign, “leaping for freedom”, which is Downey’s reference to politics, people, and our society. Everyone has a different interpretation but what do you think Downey is trying to say with his unexpected street pieces?
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