Ten Great Bits of Art on Drains and Drainage Pipes You Need to See

Ten Great Bits of Art on Drains and Drainage Pipes You Need to See
Ten Great Bits of Art on Drains and Drainage Pipes You Need to See

The other week I did a blog post entitled “Top 10 Art Attacked Bins” and it grew my respect for street art as a whole. There are just so many good artists out there that really no-one has ever heard of and sadly not even seen their work. In fact, many a street artist will often see their work washed away down the drain before anyone has even seen it! But it seems some street artists have been starting where most their work ends up…

 


Ten Great Bits of Art on Drains and Drainage Pipes You Need to See

BONUS CONTENT: Top 10 Quotes About Drains


 

Turtle Art on a Metal Drain Cover
Turtle Art on a Metal Drain Cover

10 – Artist:   Anderson Augusto and Leonardo Delafuente / Location: Paulo, Brazil

QUOTE: Fear, conformity, immorality: these are heavy burdens. They drain us of creative energy. And when we are drained of creative energy, we do not create. We procreate, but we do not create. (By David McCallum)

Skeleton Art on a Metal Drain Cover
Skeleton Art on a Metal Drain Cover

9 – Artist:  JR / Location: Paris, France

QUOTE: Happily, there’s a reversal of the brain drain occurring in Ghana now. We’re seeing a lot of – actually in Africa – we’re seeing a lot of African professionals, you know, returning to the continent to contribute their quota. (By: John Dramani Mahama)

Fox Art on a Drain Pipe
Fox Art on a Drain Pipe

8 – Artist: Ernest Zacharevic / Location: Warsaw, Poland

QUOTE: Obesity is a drain on the economy – we have to pay for the healthcare of fat people who are usually poor and can’t afford insurance. Obesity is, well, bad. (By: Emily Levine)

Super Mario Art under a Drain Pipe
Super Mario Art under a Drain Pipe

7 – Artist: Ned Martin / Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

QUOTE: New technologies will always demand and deserve careful navigation and difficult readjustments. But the weakening or de facto abolition of copyright will not merely roil the seas, it will drain them dry. Those who would pirate what you produce have developed an elaborate sophistry to convince you that they are your victim. They aren’t. Fight back. (By: Mark Helprin)

Oreo Cookie art on a Metal Drain Cover
Oreo Cookie art on a Metal Drain Cover

6 – Artist: Anderson Augusto and Leonardo Delafuente / Location: Paulo, Brazil

QUOTE: The ruling class is smarter than you, and they’re more creative. And if you forget that lesson, you go down the drain. Because if they weren’t, they wouldn’t be around as long as they have been and as strong as they have been. (By: Al Lewis)

Fruit hat woman art on a Stone Drain Cover
Fruit hat woman art on a Stone Drain Cover

5 – Artist: Anderson Augusto and Leonardo Delafuente / Location: Paulo, Brazil

QUOTE: Real family values have gone down the drain in modern families. (By: Wes Borland)

Woman Drinking through a Straw art on a Drain Pipe
Woman Drinking through a Straw art on a Drain Pipe

4 – Artist: Mentalgassi / Location: Berlin, Germany

QUOTE: I never understood that if you sweat as much as I used to every night, you drain your body of salts. So I got very, very, seriously ill. I got to the stage where I was almost hospitalized with serious problems. (By: Roger Daltrey )

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle art on a Drain Pipe
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle art on a Drain Pipe

3 – Artist: Alex Atlas / Location: Tel Aviv, Israel

QUOTE: Some people never contribute anything positive to society, they may even drain our resources, but most of us try to do something better, to give back (By: Martin Yan)

Girl on a Slide, Blowing Bubble art on a Drain Pipe
Girl on a Slide, Blowing Bubble art on a Drain Pipe

2 – Artist: Banksy / Location: London, UK

QUOTE: Compassion automatically invites you to relate to people because you no longer regard people as a drain on your energy. (By: Chogyam Trungpa)

Smoking Man art on a Stone Drain Cover
Smoking Man art on a Stone Drain Cover

1 – Artist: Anderson Augusto and Leonardo Delafuente / Location: Paulo, Brazil

QUOTE: A fresh mind keeps the body fresh. Take in the ideas of the day, drain off those of yesterday. As to the morrow, time enough to consider it when it becomes today (By: Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton)

Which one did you like?

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