Busker on the Boardwalk

July 28, 2009 by  
Filed under Busking, Events

My latest piece, from St. John New Brunswick.
Once again, I’ve had a precious time with old and new friends during fest time.
…I could make money anywhere.  But I couldn’t meet these people anywhere.  This is why I love festivals.

My latest piece is one I plan to recreate when I do this year’s Toronto Festival.  It’ll be my first repeat.

This is my fan art response to one of my favourite documentaries, Peter Lynch’s “Project Grizzly”, the story of Troy Hurtubise and his bear-proof suit.
I saw the suit for myself in an ‘inspired by’ art exhibit last year and knew I needed to have a turn in making my own homage.  The suit has evolved into a stove robot with a butterfly net, riding a robotic fish, and the bear has developed some circus skills, but otherwise, I’d say it’s pretty accurate depiction of the film.
Not many of the folks coming off the cruise ship in St. John knew of the film, but I’m pretty certain the response in downtown Toronto will be different.  Regardless, the chalk piece was enjoyed by all. …Well, at least the ones who hated it didn’t tell me.

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"Project Grizzly"

“Project Grizzly”