Halloween is a good opportunity for some themed street art! I started with a simple orange and (poofy) black yarnbomb that I installed on a speed limit sign. It was the closest I’d ever been to getting stopped by a cop while doing an installation (he slowed the car down next to me, thought about it while staring at me, and drove away). I would have just told him that I was drawing attention to the speed limit. Safety third, y’all.
I had the idea of hollowing out some pumpkins and putting seasonal plants inside them for a guerrilla gardening installation. It was actually pretty awesome. I used the pumpkin as the planter pot, and uprooted some mums I bought at the the pumpkin farm. And in the other Cinderella-looking pumpkin, I added some dirt and a mini scarecrow decoration.
I brought them to the Old Town Mall in Baltimore. It’s an area that’s basically completely abandoned, save a few hardware shops. One of the buildings there is the location of a potential haunted attraction. I really support this project, but unfortunately they’re not very close to their goal. I’d really love it if you could help them out. I so desperately want this old department store to turn into a multi-floor spooky tower.
Anyway, this little installation in front of the building was kind of my offering of optimism to the project. Here’s to a scary future!
My friend, Charlotte, dressed up as Lydia Deetz (from Beetlejuice) this year. She even made a book for the recently deceased! I took her photo before she headed off to a party, and captured a real gem where she looks completely nuts as she reads the book. I put a creepy filter on it, blew it up into a poster, and plastered it on a wall with the quote “I myself am strange and unusual”, from Miss Deetz, herself.
Lastly, I bagged up a giant tub of cheese puffs into baggies and labeled them at Pumpkin Poop to hand out to strangers. Delicious RAOK, eh?
Have you seen any other Halloween street art around the internet or your town? I’d love it if you linked me over.