Up high

Hey Kids
One of the most common questions people ask when looking at rooftop pieces like this is, “How did they get up there?”  For me it is one of the most intriguing parts of graffiti art because it’s often a question that only the artists can answer.  These places aren’t publically accessible so we can only assume it took a fair few tree climbs and fence jumps to get in there and it is precisely that which makes these works so admirable.  When people willing to gamble with the risks of rooftop bombing just to have their art in easy to see but hard to get to places I’m reminded of just how dedicated people are to graff.  So this post goes out to all the artists who keep me wondering.  Up high? down low? too slow!  Enjoy.

Pieces like this one are called roller tags.  It pretty much involves a paint roller with an extension pole, they just lean over the side of the building and tag upside down (for them).  That’s why you get this kind of square style going on, because there’s limited amounts of movement you can have with a paint roller at 4 stories up in the middle of the night.

These photos are really just a small sample of what Sydney has to offer and I haven’t been able to capture all of what I’m looking for so just bear with me.  I’ll try and update this post as more pics come in.

As always thanks for reading.


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