When someone mentions street art, you immediately think of graffiti, or an overpriced commissioned piece purchased with your tax dollars. I’ll save the discussion regarding the merits and pitfalls of graffiti for a later date, but generally speaking I accept it as an artform. Further, I have absolutely no problem with Olafur Eliasson profiting from NYC’s desire to have him create their latest public art installation – Waterfalls. All that being said, public art displays do not need to be illegal or ridiculously cost prohibitive for them to be considered great. The case in point is a strange new phenomena spotted by members of the Wooster Collective. Some creative soul is making Plastic Bag Animals, and affixing them to air vents attached to NYC’s Subway lines. When a train passes by, the immediate rush of air fills the plastic shell, bringing the animal to life for a brief amount of time. I can’t wait for someone to capture more images of these awesome critters in the wild. I’m predicting an outbreak of Plastic Bag Animals, as soon as the right people in other cities take notice.