With a name like Roadsworth, you could easily guess that this isn't any ordinary street artist. Though born Peter Gibson, he chose the name Roadsworth because, as he states, "Where Wordsworth is a poet of words, Roadsworth is a poet of roads." Though he started painting on the streets as a form of activism (for more bike paths), his motivation later evolved into a more personal one. It became his alternative form of expression, a creative outlet if you will. Currently his works all have an aspect of protest in them, a way for Roadsworth to comment on today's social issues or, as he says, "simply protest against the mundaneness of the urban landscape."
Street Art Nest
Road Art Shoe Print
You can also read a number of interviews he's conducted here. We reached out to the Montreal-based artist to see if he could provide us these larger images. (He kindly obliged.) Notice the playfulness in each piece, his ability to make one stop and stare, if only for a brief moment. Are those actual shadows on the ground? (Some of them.) Does he really change lines on the road? Yes, and the cross-walk piece (immediately below) still stands as one of his favorites.