Awkward Turtle: the Donald Trump of street art
I took these two photos back on Monday. What struck me as odd is that this turtle is showing up in so many different places around Abbotsford, BC (where I work). These two identical looking turtles are both in the railway underpass where so many of my graffiti photos have been taken. But, while I was driving home from West Abbotsford on Tuesday, I noticed two more of these guys on the new highway overpass that connects South and Central Abbotsford. Someone’s marking his or her territory with a frightfully cute tag mascot. Just taking over other pieces of art and tags, like some sort of Donald Trump-like street art reptile.
I’m used to seeing tags and street art depicting the hellish and torturous nature of trying to live a life “on the street” and survive. This turtle, as the saying goes, is the “awkward turtle.” I don’t know why he’s showing up where he does, but he is too cute to be tough.
On a side note, this is my first diptych and I think it turned out alright. What do you think?