Here i think is one of the most poetic and sensitive artist’s the Street Art scene has ever had! David Zinn is a self-taught artist living in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
David has been drawing on walkways for many years, using chalk and anamorphic bending to bring his imaginary and poetic little friends alive into the present reality.
All his wonderful chalk creatures are improvised on location and often incorporate objects he finds or parts of the
landscape, such as cracks in concrete, tree leaves on the ground, a clump of grass, a hole in a wall, …
David Zinn is inspired by a desire to place cheerful and poetic art in places where it is not expected. He also wants to embrace the ephemeral nature of the world around us, moreover by drawing in public with simple materials. David wants to demystify the artistic creation and the perception of his works by the passers-by.
Although the chalk artwork of David may wash away in a few hours or days, when rain returns, i’m sure his work will stay in our minds or even our dreams. Pictures of the temporary installations have wandered into the farthest corners of the web and social networks, and mimicked versions of his dream creatures have surfaced on streets of the 5th continents. In 2015, hundreds of people contributed to a crowdfunding campaign to help publish a book of these ephemeral artworks entitled “Temporary Preserves: Chalk Art by David Zinn.”
You can find this great book on David Zinn’s website: zinnart.com/store
Discover his Artwork:
All Photos by courtesy of David Zinn