Monday, April 6, 2009

Inflatable Street Art

Joshua Allen Harris takes a markedly different approach to street art.

Harris creates animal figures out of discarded plastic trash bags, which he attaches to subway vents. The creatures inflate and become animated when a train passes underground, and then deflate back into a lump when the air runs out. Since first creating an inflatable polar bear in 2007, he’s become well-known for creating a variety of subway characters, including monsters and mythical beasts that are several grates long. New York Magazine interviewed Harris and created this short video of the artist in action. Lots more video on the ever-aware Wooster Collective site, right here.

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