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After graduation, street artist Gaia takes flight

After graduation, street artist Gaia takes flight

If you want to experience the work of street artist Gaia in its full scruffy glory, see it in the wild. Drive south down North Collington Avenue, past Biddle and Eager and Chase. You will despair of spotting anything fresh in one blighted block after another. But slow down as you near Ashland. On the corner of a string of boarded-up row homes is an image you register with pleasure and relief: a portrait of a carrier pigeon as a natural creature with an almost unnatural poise. It's a jolting and precise piece of poster art. Mysterious and witty, it carries a kinetic charge. This pigeon appears ready to take wing. What's holding him back? Could it be the patch of wing that someone...

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