aku-aku: v.. To move a tall, flat bottomed object (such as a bookshelf) by swiveling it alternatively on its corners in a "walking" fashion. [After the book by Thor Heyerdahl theorising the statues of Easter Island were moved in this fashion.] source: LangMaker.com. Aku Aku also has another meaning to the islanders: a spiritual guide.
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14 of 52: Bhutto Lives!
Posted by dav at 2007 December 30 06:22 PM
File under: Art

My 52 things project for this week is a spray paint stencil featuring Benazir Bhutto the leader of the Pakistan Peoples Party who was assassinated this week. I started with an image from the Wall Street Journal and added the star and moon from the Pakistani flag and a peace symbol. The phrase is a play on the "Frodo Lives!" Middle Earth graffiti that was popular in the 60's. I put the first one up on the art van down the street. This was my first time doing a stencil. The next time I will laser cut the stencil from thicker stock. I used the nicest stock I had on hand, but it was really just regular paper and was too flimsy when it came time to spraying. I could laser cut it with more detail and end up with a stiffer and sturdier stencil if I used the laser cutter. Also I need to be more careful to paint the whole stencil as I missed some of them on the first try.

Here is the photoshop file for the stencil: bhutto-stencil.psd.

Bhutto Lives!

Bhutto Lives!

Bhutto Lives!

Bhutto Lives!


yo dav,

thanks to you and your fam for having me over last night! your web site is so great for boosting creativity ... one day soon i want in on it ;) i really have wanted to learn digital photog as well since i gave up my old 35mm ... you would have loved my grandfather who was always trying new crazy things: "arthur lind" http://wweek.com/editorial/3322/8797/... btw, for x-mas i gave my mum a book that might give you ideas called "guerilla art kit" ... obviously it isn't super radical but the subhead is "for fun, non-profit and world domination" ... now i think i lost my blog since it since i abandoned it and wanted to know which site i should use to start a new one or too ... any of these can be streamed into a community site like google is putting together or bebo or facebook etc? btw, ellen's friends from gigsville are the inventors on the Discovery Channel show "Prototype This" based in SF. They do some cool ass shit!

Posted by: jessafire on January 1, 2008 04:31 PM

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