Street Artist Joe Iurato Playful And Creative Tiny Wooden Sculptures

‘The pieces I’ve been making are small, spray painted wood cutouts. No bigger than 15” in size. The subjects vary, but they’re all very personal – they sort of tell the story of my life in stages. From break dancing to skateboarding to rock climbing to becoming a father, all of these things have helped define my character. For me, it’s just about revisiting those moments in a way that’s familiar. I’ve always appreciated seeing architecture and nature in a different light. As a skater, the tar banks behind a local supermarket, a flight of stairs, a parking block, a drainage ditch, a handrail, a wall – they all present possibilities for interaction and fun in ways they weren’t intended to be used. Skaters see things differently, I think.
With a little creativity, the world becomes a playground. Same thing when I got into climbing. A rock isn’t placed there with a set of holds and a sign that says “climb me”. But to someone who loves to climb, movement shows itself in the face of that rock. You see a line – a way to get from down here to up there – and you begin to sequence the movements in your head. Suddenly it seems as though the rock was placed there for you. It’s an amazing feeling to unlock a sequence and climb. The mindset has also trickled down to the streets for some climbers, where buildings and other structures take place of rocks. Urban climbing.’ – Joe Iurato

Street Artist Joe Iurato playful and creative tiny wooden sculptures

Street Artist Joe Iurato playful and creative tiny wooden sculptures

Street Artist Joe Iurato playful and creative tiny wooden sculptures

Street Artist Joe Iurato playful and creative tiny wooden sculptures

Street Artist Joe Iurato playful and creative tiny wooden sculptures

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