There’s an idea that art is a serious, formal affair; that it’s grand, somber, and academic — so much so, sometimes, that people can feel a bit uncomfortable approaching it.
It’s easier to relate to everyday things, and it’s certainly easier to approach something that has a healthy dose of humor and self-awareness.
Take the art of Sandrine Estrade Boulet. The Paris native draws her inspiration from the streets of her city. Where most people might just see a traffic cone, a tuft of grass, or even a piece of historical sculpture, this clever creative sees witches, cheerleaders, and a very embarrassing situation.
To create her scenes, she uses a few tricks.
Sometimes, the additions are drawn in digitally. Other times, she uses props to alter the scene in real life and snaps a photo.
But like the people who made public art a family activity, all of her artwork is impermanent and damage-free.
Check out what she’s made, and see if you start seeing the things on your streets a bit differently!