One of the most interesting aspects of art in public spaces is the viewer’s reaction to it. Street art photograher David Owen sent us photos of a response to Mark Daye’s series of street signs which address homelessness. David writes, “The colour’s not quite right and the sign is a bit low, but I give him full marks for attachment method–it’s the same as the ‘official’ signs.”
David found the signs across from CityTV on Queen Street West, and will be out and about with a camera today hunting for more. You may not know David’s work, and that’s a shame. In the 1990’s, he authored The P.Cob Project, in which he collected transcriptions of graffiti by the prolific writer P.Cob, issued maps of their hundreds of locations and hosted a walking tour. Owen is currently collecting photographs and lore for his upcoming web project, Torontostreetart.com.
Photos by David Owen.