To bite the bullet
- To bite the bullet (Detail)
According to the internet an idiom is ‘A group of words established by usage as having a meaning not deducible from those of the individual words’ We are called ‘id-iom’ and ‘to bite the bullet’ is an idiom. You can see what we’ve done there can’t you? How self-referential and hip we are.
After finding a couple of injured signs and taking them back home to nurse them back to health it’s only fair to release them back into the wild once they’ve fully recuperated. Take these signs for instance. They used to be dirty, functional, used and abused until they managed to find themselves some new foster parents who were willing to take them in, feed them, make them feel beautiful again and then release them back to their natural habitat.
“Pucker up Buttercup” used to (i think) be a ‘keep right’ sign but now she looks much more glamourous and i think she feels right back at home on the street although the good lord only knows where she is now. I hope she’s still out there somewhere…
“No speakee da pidgin inglish” is certainly something of a strange one. Based on a slightly odd picture taken in a park in Singapore I’m really not sure how this one will fare in life now it has been released but i can only wish it well. Maybe it would be fun to affix some sort of GPS locator on these so you can work out exactly where they are now…
Title: Pucker up Buttercup
Media: Spraypaint, acrylic and paint pen
Title: No speakee da pidgin inglish
Media: Spraypaint, stencils, acrylic and paint pen
Size: Found street sign