Street art is visual art created in public locations, usually unsanctioned artwork executed outside of the context of traditional art venues. The term gained popularity during the graffiti art boom of the early 1980s and continues to be applied to subsequent incarnations.
Stencil graffiti, wheat pasted poster art or sticker art, and street installation or sculpture are common forms of modern street art. Video projection, yarn bombing and Lock On sculpture became popularized at the turn of the 21st century.
This is just an awesome story. 104-year-old Grace Brett, thought to be the world’s oldest street artist, is helping to turn the town of Selkirk, Scotland, into a beautiful art project.
Along with the rest of her “Yarnstormers,” Brett has yarn-bombed 46 landmarks in Borders County, and the results are beautiful. The Yarnstormers, a group of mixed age range, have been inspired by Grace to use their creative and artistic skills to transform the Selkirk landscape.
For those that do not know about yarn bombing — which was officially added to the Oxford English Dictionary earlier this year —it is the action or activity of covering objects or structures in public places with decorative knitted or crocheted material, as a form of street art.
Grace has confirmed that age is no barrier to participating in a contemporary project.
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