In the outskirts of St. Johns, just aside from the train tracks there is a new development of graffiti artwork that resemble a bear. The above image is the only tag the releases text, “Don’t Hate The Bear.” Until I research more into this local artist and find a name, I will have to refer to him/her as “The Bear.”
This artist has excellent use of line and symmetry with their work.
Just about 50 meters from the first site of this artist I found this piece on the beach behind the train bridge that separates University Park from St. Johns. From examining the style within this piece, I found parallels in the art to the artwork from the first image. This, of course, lead me to believe that this is the same artist.
I found this “tag sticker” placed just a couple of feet from the beached boat. It too, had the same style of line work and symmetry as did the aforementioned images.
All of these graffiti pieces appear to be relatively new to the area (no signs of cover ups, damage or weathering). It is very exciting to find a new trend of artwork from the same artist in a particular area. This may lead to more work that would allow me to examine the field for more parallels. Hopefully, I can find the proper name for this artist.
For now, I’ll just have to keep searching.