From China to Australia

 - Jul 15, 2008
References: flickr & flickr
These incredible photos of bamboo graffiti show bamboo stalks which have been carved with pictures, English words and Chinese characters. They range from works found in Beihai Park in Beijing to the the Perth Zoo and Albury Botanic Gardens in Australia. In addition to graffiti art and sketches, people have carved their own names into the bamboo.

Surprisingly, the bamboo plants don't heal themselves or grow over; instead, the carvings even turn black around the edges in some cases, making them pop even more against the living green canvas.

The photos in this gallery are by digitalexistence who photographed in Beihai Park, urbanphotographer at the Perth Zoo and heritagefutures who took the shots in Albury. Wottheduck "remixed" the photographs of the purple bamboo graffiti. The gallery also show images by bnz , j_granger and .Photo Gil. at UCLA botanical gardens.