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Street Art Spotter: Deep in Thought

Morley’s pieces make look similar, but each flyer is its own meditative experience.

Morley’s musings take on nearly every subject: love, fame and everything in between. Usually found on highly trafficked streets, a Morley piece is fleeting. It goes down as quickly as it comes up.

WHAT: Morley’s wheat pastes always feature a self-portrait and a meditation, but the design process takes time. “Once I have the skeleton of the idea, I’ll sit down and figure out exactly how I want to phrase the statement I want to make and figure out if there is a way to illustrate that in a very basic way," Morley tells Street Art Spotter. "How can I use the text itself to help illustrate my point? How do size and spacing of the words affect the way a person will read something? It gives the words a voice in your head.” 

WHO: Morley hails from Iowa but has Los Angeles in his soul. He sees street art as a way to communicate his thoughts with the masses. “These days, it’s tough to discover anything beautiful that doesn’t come with a barcode or a release date somewhere in the corner. Street Art isn’t a flyer for your band’s show, it IS the show.” 

WHERE: Spotted on an electricity box across from the Bagel Factory on Robertson Boulevard and Cadillac Avenue. This Morley has longevity; it's been up for several months.

Follow Eva Glettner on Instagram as she scopes out L.A.'s finest street art.

If you spot a Morley, take a picture, cc @SkateMamas and hashtag #Morley for the chance to win some sweet exclusive Morley stickers.

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  1. Justin Lim posted on 09/19/2013 12:11 PM
    Subtitle: *may look similar
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