Hey, remember this post? Well, it looks like this wheat paste street art of a Shark swimming through the opening of a lowercase “b” on a child’s Alphabet Block is also the work of artist/activist Appleton.
During a particularly successful Street Art Safari over on 10th Avenue in the Chelsea Gallery District, I spotted this wheat paste of an Insulin Vial with a Shark on it near 22nd Street. This piece is part of a series by a diabetic artist/photographer known as Appleton who aims to increase Diabetes Awareness through his art. See more photos and read his Mission Statement at Appleton Artwork!
Original Pink Floyd Guitarist and front man, Syd Barret, has passed away on July 7th, 2006, at age 60 due to complications from diabetes. In his obituary for the NY Times rock journalist John Pareles writes that Barrett, “was also renowned both as an LSD casualty and as a symbol of how close creativity can be to madness.” Read more of that resonant obit at this link: Syd Barret Dies at 60. Shine On, You Crazy Diamond.