Is that a huge pile of cocaine, a rolled up 20 dollar bill and an American "Excess" card? It's not hard to understand why people are bowing down to LA street artist Plastic Jesus and his wonderfully satirical brand of subversive art. His pieces have been springing up around the world, winning him plenty of praise, and doing something truly special: making people laugh and think.
"Plastic Jesus is not about revolution. He is not a complete anarchist but would like to see some changes around the place," says his site. "His work is more about shining a small light into some of those dark corners of society then standing back and watching reactions and opinions."
Probably my favorite piece thus far isn't even street art. "Useless Plastic Box 1.2" was installed in a Best Buy, complete with a descriptive tag showing everyone, including some amused employees, just how useless it is (hint: it's not a good deal). If that isn't some proper ad busting, I don't know what is. See the latest on his personal site.
American Excess... seriously once you start you can't stop. Seriously. Stop.
Also don't paint this wall. No, stop it.
This... really stop this.
You don't want this cheese. Nope.