Because stencils aren't just for accurately depicting plesiosaurs on the textbook cover you made from a grocery bag, this Cap Hill artist has seriously elevated the elementary (school) technique, using custom-cut numbers and spray paint, to create intricately layered/ color-saturated images on reclaimed wood, often of haunting urban scenes, but not haunting Karl Urban scenes, despite them being equally wooden. Some of GB's choicest pieces include:
Northern Pacific Steel Beams: This 4' x 6' number is painted on a series of visible wooden slats, and um...paints a surprisingly vivid picture of an aging metallic bridge like the one spanning the Ballard Locks, as opposed to the Ballard Lox, which've always had a hard time earning Money, Power & Respect, since it's Free.
Poster Debris II: A black-clad woman stands against the multicolored backdrop of Cap Hill's poster wall on the old Precision Auto building, you know, at 11th & Pine...opposite the Value Village, and kitty-corner from Cal Anderson Park? Fine, 47N 37' 55.02", 122W 19' 5.34" if you want to be precise.
Impala Trophy: One of a series of pieces showing hunts with exotic kills (a lion, elephant, giraffe, etc.) features a young woman whose smile belies the fact she didn't get the car of the same name or, for that matter, the rabbit in a hat with a bat that she wished for.