I try to encourage my kids to think outside the box whenever I can.
While driving, we point out clouds and tell each other what we think they are.
“There’s a flower cloud! That one’s an elephant! Look! It’s Buzz Lightyear!”
We do the same thing while on walks. These trees are umbrellas keeping us dry from the rain. Those tall corn stalks look like marching soldiers. The road looks like a gray ribbon.
I want them to see things with a creative eye, so when I stumbled onto OaKoAk, my mind was blown and I couldn’t wait to share the photos with my kids. Who knew graffiti could be so kid-friendly? So hilarious? And inspiring. Such a lesson in finding the beauty or the story in everyday objects.
OaKoAk is like Bansky. But with more imagination. And it’s clever. That’s how I’d describe the brilliant French street artist. Unlike Banksy, his art isn’t a commentary on politics. He’s actually more like a comedian. A clever, creative comedian.
He sees everyday items in ways you and I would never think of, then adds a few touches that end up making us laugh, think, and even inspire us to open our eyes to objects we would otherwise deem boring.
According to The Outsiders, he is completely untrained in art and works full-time in an office. He tells the site, “I saw shapes everywhere, and wanted to realise them.”
Realize them he has.
All photos used with permission from OaKoAk whose incredible work you can check out over on OaKoAk.com
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