Tom Bob, the street artist who brings inanimate objects to life
Here are some of the creations of Tom Bob, a street artist based in NY whose imagination is as funny as it is overflowing.
Tom Bob has been practicing his art on the streets of New York for quite some time now, but recently he started traveling and he practice his art around the world now. His works can be seen in Kaohsiung in Taiwan, Dubai in the United Arab Emirates and other cities across the United States.
His thing is to customize urban objects and furniture. He must find them rather sad and monotonous because they are his favorite targets. He customizes everything he finds: Fire hydrants are transformed into princess Leia or a sheriff, a mooring into a frog, a water meter into a flamingo or a pipe into a saxophonist… nothing seems to stop him and his imagination.
Here is a selection of his funniest creations but do not hesitate to check out his Instagram account to discover his other works.
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