Squiggle Bear Head - Post Earrings

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    These colorful, petite earrings feature BeSo 206’s Squiggle Bear character, and are high resolution printed to render every detail.The squiggly one-line bear design or "So Bear", as it was dubbed by a handful of local writers, was initially based off "La Sorprosa", a surprised mama bear character (whose name is a mashup of "sorpresa" & "osa"), and is in some ways her little cub. Pared down to a continuous, convoluted single stroke, it's what got put out into the city - or into the ether - as a tag. To be left discreetly, with whatever modicum of respect a grafittist can afford, as a surprise for onlookers.

    These post earrings are lovingly assembled by hand in our Seattle studio and feature acrylic that is cut and high resolution-printed with multiple layers of protective coating on stainless steel posts

    • 0.7" x 0.6"
    • 18mm x 15mm

     

  • BeSo 206 (@besoseattle) is a Seattle-based graffiti writer & graphic/typographic designer. They have been writing for a few years & doodling for many more. *Non-Native artist

    Artist’s Statement
    Our world is changing rapidly. The scene eye have witnessed in this little nook of the PNW along the sleepy, cold Puget Sound has changed dramatically since the days when the seagulls at the pier outnumbered 747s. The lake herons replaced with construction cranes. Every once-grungy place now cleaned up, every shiny-new office building with historical façade, every cherished unique business lost, every un-inspired tri-tone townhome, every 2 o’clock traffic jam…feels like shrapnel wounds from the Amazon explosion. Not to place culpability only on a single company, but Amazon has directly shifted the face of commerce across an internet-connected globe, ushering a die-back of business models they've driven to obsolescence. Their employee influx has populated some neighborhoods so densely that single-family homes are approaching a similar fate. Some of us say Seattle is vanishing...many would argue that the last decade has lifted Seattle to new heights of global visibility. Don't call me opposed to change entirely. It's just that eye experience my environment in a very cinematic way & have seen many of the sights slipping out of frame. Call the tags a penchant for "set design". Maybe more accurately it’s a plea to publicly mourn the loss of many of the city's shades...bleached by this technocratic nouveau-riche social anti-septic.


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