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Urban Flood Art: Above in Brisbane

Stencil Flood | As I already said, the flood ravished city of Brisbane (Australia) is the new honey pot for not just graffiti artists, who paint trains on the dead, flooded railway lines, but also for street artist.

A brilliant example for this street art boom in Brisbane is the new stencil artwork by Above, who recently informed my fellow RJ that he “decided to immediately fly from Sydney to Brisbane to make this site specific stencil”. The stencil shows Noah’s ark as well as an elephant and a giraffe sinking! Above said:

I tried my best not to make fun at this drastic and horrific situation but instead to empathize and portray just how serious and large the scale of these floods had been with the relative depiction of Noah’s ark being sunk due to the floods. (Above)

Urban Flood Art: Above in Brisbane

Photos by Above.

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  1. a tacky, insincere stunt.

    Rather than go out there and do this shit in order to promote his dull artwork sales, he could have volunteered to help out in the rescue/cleanup efforts.

    It’s not like he can even argue it’s gaining attention for the victims as it has been widely repoted on the major news channels around the world for weeks.

    Just another case of oppertunistic, piggybacking on a crisis to make a few dollars in print sales.

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