(make your mark on the city streets)
In order to make chalk angels all you need is some
chalk, but it's easier and more fun if you also have
a friend to help you.
Take your chalk and your friend and head out on the
town. Strike a pose wherever you find a handy flat
surface, whether it's the floor or a wall, and get
your friend to trace your outline in chalk. You can
move your arms for the full snow angel effect, or
you can stick to the classic crime-scene outline like
we did. The addition of a simple smiley face helps
to keep the finished angel from looking too morbid.
We also added our names as there seemed little point
in leaving ourselves all over the town unless we were
going to let everyone know who we were.
We're not sure what the legal situation is as far
as ephemeral graffiti is concerned, so go careful
out there. Will and I were fairly sure that it couldn't
possibly be against the law to leave a passing shadow
of ourselves in public places, secure in the knowledge
that our angels would fade away after a shower or
two. There is a long tradition of pavement artists,
leaving their own more elaborate marks on the city
streets with no threat of legal repercussion.
chalk angels photos