Do you love owls? Then you will simply love this shop, ensconced in one of the alleys in George Town in Penang, Malaysia. I chanced upon this shop, while on a walking trail exploring the various street arts as well as metal art, around George Town. The owner of this shop imports as well as collects owls during his travels, across various part of the world. In his shop he even has a glass case where he exhibits, his personal collection, that is not meant for sale.
In Metal art- part 1, I shared with you, pics of various metal sculptures scattered around the old part of the city. There are many more of them, mainly showing life as it was in the early days of settlement. Most of these metal caricatures, come with a sense of humor, instantly bringing smiles to the unsuspecting tourists, like yours truly.
Here are 8 more of the metal art, around George Town – declared as a UNESCO world heritage site, in 2008.
Penang’s George Town, in addition to thestreet art, is also known for its metal sculptures / art. They are a collection of caricatures, portraying the history, people and special characteristics of George Town streets. The Malaysian sculpture studio, SCULPTUREATWORK,are the creative team behind this novel art.
There are about 52 sculptures, spread across streets of George Town. In this post, and the following ones, I intend to share photographs of some of the metal art, we came across during our trip to George Town, Penang, Malaysia.
This blog piece is the last one int the series where street art is depicted, in the form of paintings. There are various metal art structures that can be found across various streets around George Town. I would be sharing those, on my blog, soon.
The street art brings about the uniqueness of George Town like none other. Almost every street, wide or narrow, the walls here, have some art to offer for tourists like us. This is a photo post, in continuation to my last post on street art.
My brush with wall art, during my travels, has been very many. From graffiti to murals to illusion art; from streets of Lyon, to Amsterdam to various other cities across Europe, my experience has been indeed varied. One thing that remains common in between all these streets however, are the colors and the various moods of the artist behind it. Back home, come biennial in Kochi, the streets in Fort Kochi breathe a new lease of life.
When creativity finds expression, art is born. From making political statements to bringing about public consciousness, around social issues, street art is the most common public forum of expression. Read more...