For someone who supposedly has a satirical black sense of humor, these pieces of artwork (which consist of assembled pencils, carved or cut to make the wood core a canvas and then painted upon) are some of the sweetest things I've ever seen. Framed as shown below, artist Ghostpatrol has created variations of these assemblages, using different types and colors of the pencils and numerous colored backgrounds on which they are mounted.
above: One of his pencil sets as framed
Ghostpatrol, a self-taught Melbourne artist who conceals his given birth name, is best know for his street graffiti, er.... urban art. But these assemblages, one of his other many talents, are beautiful little crafted pieces of whimsical narratives. Yes, some have dark subject matter, but it only makes them that much more appealing. And they are for sale, framed, if still available.
Here are just a few of them:
Prices for his pencil sets, framed and ready to hang, start at $1,950.00 USD. You can buy them here.
Born In Hobart, Australia
Works and lives in Melbourne Australia
A self taught illustrator. Ghostpatrol has moved from the field of stencil art to exhibit his illustration based work worldwide. He currently resides in Melbourne at his ‘Mitten Fortress’ studio. His work ranges form fine ink drawing, graffiti, commissioned murals and soft sculpture.
above: one example of Ghostpatrol's street art
You can’t describe Ghostpatrol in one paragraph. Over a couple of years of the most regular contact I have had with any graffiti writer GP is as hard to truly understand now as on day one.
Incredibly innovative and driven by creative impulses, with an infinite injection of energy, GP will always surprise. He sculpts, paints, draws and sews. GP works with whatever media he can find or afford to purchase including but not limited to spray cans, paper, pens, markers, wood, clay and so on. He has so many fingers in different creative pies he could be an octopus.
He pen and ink drawings are delicate, rapidly produced and yet are meticulous in their detail and always bordering on the darker side of our nature. Conversely his large paste-ups are simple in design, but highly effective in capturing your attention.
He has a deep-seated sense of the ironic, and an almost black satirical humour – the monthly hard-rubbish collections are dotted with his anecdotal commentaries. Not noted for sculpture at this stage of his development, GP will for sure venture into this arena also, and when he does he will sculpt big. Ghostpatrol in a few words – dark, moody, energetic and passionate. He knows what he wants and he knows how to realise his dreams.
-Matthew Lunn (author of Street Art Uncut)
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