For more than 20 years, Stikman has played a game of hide-and-seek with NYC — posting his signature characters in locations that are blatantly obvious yet obscured. These small, robot-like figures found in pedestrian walkways are distorted by every tire mark and foot step that cross them. Passed over by countless people each day, the pavement paintings often times go by unnoticed. By hiding his work in plain sight, Stikman encourages the public to open their eyes and be observant to their surroundings. As with all street art and graffiti, a keen sense of the urban environment is developed as you become aware of and search for the art that is around us — “where art meets real life in the space we all share.”