No Touching Ground has consistently been at the forefront of not just the Seattle urban art movement, but of art in the Northwest in general. From his flying birdmen that have become synonymous with Seattle street art to his recent tribute to the late John T. Williams, to his incredible work in Brooklyn with Overunder, NTG is easily one of the most creative and technically gifted artists hitting the streets. His most recent work is as relevant as ever, featuring Occupy Seattle protesters in gritty detail. Furthermore the placement of the works, just blocks from where the Occupy protesters previously were located, gives the sense that neighborhood is still being occupied.
While I’m now located down in Southern California, I have taken part in the Occupy Los Angeles movement, located just blocks from the Arts District, and the differences between the messages put across by the protesters and those of LA artists like Free Humanity and other artists that took part in the LA vs War project, are few and far between. Credit goes to City Arts magazine for snapping these incredible photos and to No Touching Ground and the Occupy protesters for keeping the good fight going.
EDIT: Today only one of these was still up (the first one pictured).