Roadsworth: Fascinating Street Art

There are so many different forms of street art. There is graffiti artwork, stencil graffiti, sticker art, wheat pasting, street poster art, video projection, art intervention, guerrilla art, flash mobbing and street installations. I found a cool site that showcases fascinating and really amazing street or road  art created by Peter Gibson aka Roadsworth. His works are remarkable, but like many street artists, he has gotten into trouble because of his work.

Roadsworth began painting the streets of Montreal in the fall of 2001. Initially motivated by a desire for more bike paths in the city and a questioning of “car culture” in general, he continued to develop a language around street markings and other elements of the urban landscape using a primarily stencil based technique. In the fall of 2004, Roadsworth was arrested for his nocturnal activities and charged with 53 counts of mischief. Despite the threat of heavy fines and a criminal record he received a relatively lenient sentence which he attributes in part to the public support he received subsequent to his arrest. Since that time, Roadsworth has received various commissions for his work and continues to be active in both visual art and music.  Check out some of these examples of his work. He obviously has a real love for his passion.

Image Credits: [Roadsworth] [North American Footprint] [Screwed] [Hanging Bat] [Vulture] As They Appear