Friday, November 14, 2008


Keelan is only thirteen but has been fascinated with "street art" for years now. Stencil Art is very unique and not seen too often here in Chicago where graffiti and murals are more common. It originated in Paris in the early 80s and whenever we go back, Keelan and I scout them out! He had a first go at it this Summer and I was surprised to see how easy it was for him to know what and how to draw the face itself but also what to cut and leave out. This one was done Sunday late afternoon on the kitchen table. When Keelan showed it to me , holding it over a piece of white paper, I was mesmerised by the endless reflections...and so I'll leave you with what I like to call the magic of art, the unexpected treats a simple cut card stock and a little paint can bring:

In case you're wondering, no, we did not vandalized the streets of Chicago!
The last one was spray painted on our driveway.
Thank you for each of your comments, I know Keelan will love reading them!and me too ;)


Anonymous said...

Wow. That's incredible. He has a true talent, inherited from his mother. You should reconsider a little vandalizing on the streets of Chicago. Would it really be vandalizing? OOOPps don't listen to me Keelan! Remember, this is your crazy aunt from California.


Auntie Ali

Anonymous said...

Amazing! Truly amazing!

chrystelle said...

Je viens de découvrir ton blog grâce a Virg . Il me semble que tu passes régulièrement aussi su le blog " simply S" .
J'y passe un très bon moment.
Je reviendrai te rendre visite ...
Bonne soirée

Anonymous said...

Hey Aunt Alex!

Aunt Allison gave me the link to your blog. I love it!!
Keelan is soo talented! :)

and the pictures on here a beautiful!

-Love Meredith

Anonymous said...

thank you for your comments. appreciate it.


Anonymous said...

Deja, je n'arrive pas a croire que le dessin est un original mais ensuite le resultat est incroyable! Tu a un vrai talent Keelan! Continue!!!

Anonymous said...

MAGNIFIQUE !!!!Epoustouflant!Bravo Keelan....tu arrives encore à nous etonner bien que nous connaissions tes talents !!!Et vous avez fait cela sur le driveway ?j'espere qu'il y restera jusqu'en Janvier ????Y.S

Séverine said...

Oh wow!
C'est tout simplement hallucinant ce qu'il a fait!
C'est superbe, Quel talent, et si j'ai tout bien compris ton fils n'a que 13 ans! Wow, ça promet!

mayaluna said...

wow! and wow! I am a huge stencil fan and creator, so I am doubly impressed by the gifted Keelan. Absolutely fantastic... I could gush on and on about this!

nursepatstat said...

Keelan your work is nothing less than fabulous!
Love you,
Grandma Faye