This stone used to be my heart

“Ceramic Speaks in the Street” is a series of street art by Russian artist Daria Makarenko where missing bricks or stones on a wall or panels absent from pavement are replaced by bricks/stones/slabs with thoughts and phrases. The idea was to take an architectural item from an urban space and replace it with something thought provoking that can communicate between the artist and the viewer.

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Silence also keeps a message
No need to break it

Each expression gives the passersby something to ponder and to interpret in their own way.

Ceramic Speaks in the Street by Daria Makarenko in main art  Category
My small bamboo boat grew up and became an icebreaker

Ceramic Speaks in the Street by Daria Makarenko in main art  Category
It’s a stone! Not a chocolate bar!

Ceramic Speaks in the Street by Daria Makarenko in main art  Category
I was writing a fairy tale but it turned to be an absurd drama

Ceramic Speaks in the Street by Daria Makarenko in main art  Category
The world is full of walls

Ceramic Speaks in the Street by Daria Makarenko in main art  Category
It is time to spit out a chewing gum and say something

Ceramic Speaks in the Street by Daria Makarenko in main art  Category
Just pass by: nothing serious but exaltation

Ceramic Speaks in the Street by Daria Makarenko in main art  Category
True geniuses were never afraid of banalities

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Never saw anyone kissing at this spot…

The project’s pieces were located throughout the streets of Stockholm, Sweden from 2011-2012.