SIA: Strike a POSE

Style Imitating Art

I recently finished reading a book calledĀ Broken Monsters by Lauren Beukes. While it’s mostly a detective story, it’s also a little surreal. Part of that is because it takes place in Detroit and is partially about the art scene renaissance happening there.

So, for this week’s Style Imitating Art choice I chose some Detroit street art created by an artist called POSE. POSE also happens to be based in Chicago and even collaborated on a mural about a mile from my apartment as well as creating one near my old office.

This one, though, is called “Brummel” and is described as, “a clever wonderland where a real and imagined city alley merge into one.” SinceĀ Broken Monsters is largely about a world where real and imagined merge into one, I thought this mural was even more appropriate.


Click here to see the full piece. More images here.

This is the kind of art that I love. Colorful, abstract, and not taking itself too seriously. I’m not the type of person to hang something like this in my apartment but I love seeing it out on the street.

I hope that my choice this time inspires you to come up with your own colorful and whimsical outfit. Or, perhaps, explore the street art in your own town. Do you have a favorite local piece?

Remember, just snap a photo of an inspired outfit and send it to me at by the end of the day on Monday, October 3rd.

5 replies on “SIA: Strike a POSE

  1. Mike

    This will be a fun (if not a little challenging) for me to do! Nice choice Erin!
    And I just happened to think after looking at this piece of artwork. Akron is filled with tons of wall art and I often view it while on my lunch break (as most of the time, I walk during my lunch hour).
    If I can, I’ll see if I can snap some pictures. It’s pretty amazing!

  2. Jessica

    That is a great mural! We are having so much fun seeing all the murals in Chicago, and I have a couple of favorites already. I just love all of the public art here in general, something for everyone.

  3. Bethany @ Accidental Intentions

    Oooh what a cool choice! I’m excited to see what people do with this! I never really appreciated street art until I moved to Chicago–possibly because I didn’t see much of it in my hometown–but I love how many murals there are around the city.

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