Okay, here’s one of those Small World stories for you.
You guys are all familiar with Elmaks, right? He’s the original Swap Box artist. He sometimes leaves a clue on this blog when he’s going to put up a new swap box or other street art (like If Larry O’Brien Ran Bethlehem and the Last Supper which incorporated my cat, Duncan). I’m a big fan of Elmaks and his art, but I’ve never actually met him or talked to him.
Well. My nephew T just moved from his dad’s home in Ottawa to his mom’s home in Nova Scotia on Saturday. He arrived in Nova Scotia with an unpainted Swap Box. My sister, Mudmama, asked him where he got it. It turns out Elmaks delivered it to him in Ottawa so he could decorate it and install it on a Nova Scotia telephone pole! (Mudmama and T are going out tonight to scout out the perfect location for the Swap Box, and will be blogging about it once it’s installed.)
Naturally I asked how T and Elmaks were connected, and it seems that Mudmama’s ex-husband’s current partner’s friend is also friends with Elmaks. So there ya go. It’s a teeny tiny world.