the artist is present on Flickr.
There is a woman in Kowloon, Hong Kong who writes rambling, weird, occasionally racist, often animal-centric graffiti on signposts, old stickers, walls, and railing all over Yau Ma Tei, Mong Kok, and Jordan. She writes about dogs, cats and other pets, often about their mistreatment. She also often includes the words “Anglican” “Scotts” or “Scotland” and the number 1497 in what she writes. After quietly obsessing about her for quite some time, I “met” her. My partner and I were walking around Mong Kok and I was showing him some of the graffiti (this after I’d been talking his ear off about it for weeks) and I sort of half-noticed a woman sitting close to where I was pointing out the writing. The woman came up to us, muttering. She said something like, “You don’t even know what it says, do you?” and then started talking about my partner’s mustache and the fact that he is dark-skinned an ethnically ambiguous. “And what’s with this one? Mustache? Mexican? Puerto Rican? West Side story, yeah?” She then she took out a lighter, closed one eye and tried to light the lighter while staring at us. She’s an older woman, possibly Asian (or part Asian). I think she may be homeless, as she was sitting on the street with a push-cart and cans of cat-food. However, she was fairly well-dressed and clean, so maybe she does have a place to live? I took some pictures and even a very short video. This is one of her with her art, and her face obscured. I’m hesitant to post any other picture of her that I took that clearly shows her face since I don’t want her to be identified by, say, the police and get in trouble. Not like HKPD is searching flickr for rogue graffiti artists, but I don’t want to get the old gal in trouble.