Literal Street Art: Karung guni man weaves plastic ties into intricate tapestry around his trolley

Never doubt the aesthetic aptitude of anyone — not even rag and bone men.

The unexpected oeuvre of one such karung guni man roaming the streets of Chinatown was hard to miss for Little Ong. According to Ong — who heads creative agency fFurious — it took a chance encounter at an alleyway on Ann Siang Hill to discover that one of the many regular karung guni men in the area was a street artist, in the most literal sense. As in the dude uses a common karung guni material (plastic ties that hold his collected cardboard together) to weave a colourful tapestry around his trolley. It’s apparently a work in progress as Ong noted that he was still in the process of weaving more Chinese words to make up ‘Fortune Fish’.

“Now, that’s a true street artist if there ever was one!” exclaimed Ong.

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