One of my favorite aspects of public art is the pleasant surprise of encountering it in unexpected places while going about your day. Sometimes the simplest graffiti can offer wise insight into very dense and complicated issues, while at other times art installations may just strive to celebrate life’s ordinary moments. The fleeting and often temporary nature of so much public art can also make it seem more precious, like accidentally stumbling across a rare flower growing in the sidewalk cracks of a ravaged urban wasteland.
Here are a few examples of some recent thought-provoking public murals, knitter tagging and clever graffiti that I found inspiring. You can also see more photos of this street art at memolition.com.images are via memolition.com