Forlorn Candy Corn Porn

The artist behind Forlorn Candy Corn has come forward! His name is Matthew Briar Bonifacio Rodriguez, he calls San Francisco “San Franny,” and he’s spread Forlorn Candy Corns all over the world, from New York to Baghdad. Of particular note is the iteration in which Forlorn Candy Corn has a companion:

The artist seems to like rainbows quite a bit as well:

Some of his most lo-fi stuff can be the most compelling (though one supposes one could make just about anything compelling by juxtaposing it with a caravan of circus elephants):

In any case, Rodriguez got in touch via email to share the link to his Flickr stream (in which there are TONS more pictures), and we took the opportunity to ask him a bunch of questions. He replied:

hi! just was in town for 3 days.  first time to go exploring.I really liked walking around the neighborhoods, had so much fun ill be  coming back in about a month or two with some more supplies.. thanks for the midnight bark on your page!. i didnt get pictures of anything. nailed abunch of eyes nose and mouths to trees too but havent found any of those yet.

Has anybody seen any tree stuff yet?

tree

Apparently, the artist likes to work in costume, so in two months time be on the lookout for something like this:


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8 Comments on “Forlorn Candy Corn Porn”


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  2. jennifer Says:

    not cool to put nails in trees. not cool at all.

  3. the arborist Says:

    Q: Does nailing something to a tree hurt the tree?
    — Maggie, age 9

    A. Good question. Generally, no, something the size of a nail hammered into a tree won’t hurt it. The nail would most likely be inserted about an inch to an inch and a half into the bark. “The tree should compartmentalize and heal the wound around it,To be in physical pain you need a central nervous system.
    Which means you need a spine.Trees don’t have spines. A few nails wont hurt it.” says Grant Jones, technical advisor with Davey Tree Company in Kent, Ohio.

  4. kmunoz Says:

    think of a lil wood peckahhh or somthin like that. Matthew’s is JUST like a woodpecker. Woodpeckers wrap there brains with their tongues before they start pecking as to not get braing cancer. Matthew does the same thing before hammering.

  5. Tori Says:

    I was in Austin a couple of weeks before SXSW and I just noticed one on “The Drag” during my sticker taking adventure!

    The Streets of Austin

  6. Ashley Says:

    It wasn’t hard to track Matthew down with a little Google research. I posted about him after seeing his stuff on Market St. I have some nice pics in the post http://askdzign.blogspot.com/2009/03/street-art-of-matthew-rodriguez.html


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