In last week’s post about the Ocean Shoe, I promised to give equal time to the sculptural work that replaced it: this realistic Eyeball, from the same artist, who is known as Billy Barnacles. I hope you can appreciate my attempted cleverness in attempting to get the eyeball to align with the head of the cyclist in the background. You’re welcome.
If you see the Eyeball, which is mounted on this street sign, located on 13th Street just east of Avenue A, you are going the right way.
I am generally creeped-out by anything having to do with eyeballs, but I love this thing!
The artist actually misspelled his name here. Follow him on Instagram at @billy.barnacles.
Every day of the week, in all kinds of weather, I am out scouring the streets of NYC and elsewhere, in search of fun stuff to blog about, because I love. But I am just one person, so not every cool and hilarious thing I see and document with my iPhone ends up here. Most of it — like this insane Cat Flyer I saw in Williamsburg — goes on my rad Instagram account, @WorleyGigDotCom. So please, to avoid FOMO, click on the photo above and follow me there also!
A couple of variable factors kept me from getting the best possible shot of this mural depicting two of my favorite cartoon characters — Ren and Stimpy — by graffiti artist Just Another Toy (@justanothertoy1). First, it was a very overcast day, and second, there were several vehicles parked at the curb, which obscured a full-on shot of the complete piece. That is for another day perhaps.
The pink tag placed between Ren and Stimpy is not vandalism covering anything, but rather the artist’s signature, which figures prominently on most (read: all) of his pieces. The two other tags — Gold Poo and Hudson — refer to other street artists.
This piece (circa 2019) is part of the Bushwick Collective and is located on Scott Avenue between Troutman and Jefferson Streets.
I don’t own any pets, but I sometimes look after a stout English Bull Dog named Mac, who belongs to a neighbor. Mac is an extremely loving and intelligent dog, and I am so fond of him that I miss dearly him whenever I see another Bull Dog on the Street. Of course, Mac came to mind immediately when I came upon this mural of a Blue Bull Dog lounging in the grass during a recent Graffiti Art Tour in Bushwick, Brooklyn.
I definitely feel for any business owner whose security gate gets tagged repeatedly. They aren’t easy to clean off, and most of the time the spray-painted tags are illegible and just plan ugly. The owners of Trinity Unisex Salon, located on 14th Street between Avenues B and C (cheap haircuts, ladies!) can take some comfort at least in the fact that their gate was tagged with a fun, hungry Shark, which in turn has supplied me with the image for this post. I’m all about finding a silver lining.