For the past few weeks, I have written about my experiences at the USDA farmer’s market near the Smithsonian. Well, I was on my way back to the office, one sunny Friday afternoon, when something caught my eye. The yellow street paint on the crosswalk made me do a double-take.
It was a robot…a yellow robot in the middle of the street!
What is their purpose? What do they mean? Who was the mysterious artist behind these little yellow street robots?? With some Google research, I was able to uncover some of the answers.
The creation of these robots can be attributed to the anonymous street artist(s) known as Stikman. These figures have emerged all over NYC and are spreading across the country. People have taken notice and are documenting their locations on maps and through photography. It has become a national scavenger hunt for art!
These Stikmen have since been found in:
- Washington, DC
- Wheeling, WV
- Ann Arbor, MI
- San Francisco
There are supposedly more than 150 of these Stikmen in DC and so far I have only found two of them. Only 148 to go!