Art in public spaces is always a treat to look at. Back in the old days, when someone thought of street art, they automatically assumed it was graffiti. These days street art is much more creative than that, and when you see things like yarn bombing and superheroes in urban environments; you can really see how far street art has come from the days of destructive graffiti.
Roadsworth, a Montreal based street artist, recently began a new project called Dead Hearts. He did this by creating heart stencils all over the city. As you’ll see in each image, he carved or created a heart from the environment for each picture. These hearts definitely do not look dead to me.
He said, “The hearts are a metaphor for dead spaces that exist in urban areas in particular, spaces that nevertheless exude a certain kind of soul. And yes, these dead spaces also speak of a certain kind of environmental neglect that is endemic of our time. The dead hearts speak of loss but also of the beauty that is apparent once that loss is recognized.” To me, the message is a little different. I think it’s so inspiring that he could find hearts everywhere, even in the most random places. Happiness and love are like that too. Sometimes it feels like they don’t exist, but look around. With a little different perspective, you will find they are everywhere.