Born Peter Gibson, the street artist chose his nickname “Roadsworth” as he states, “Where Wordsworth is a poet of words, Roadsworth is a poet of roads.” Roadsworth began painting the streets of Montreal in the fall of 2001. Initially motivated by a desire for more bike paths in the city and a questioning of “car culture” in general. The artist has cleverly modified roads, sidewalks, parking lots and any other publicly visible asphalt surface he can transform with paint. In the fall of 2004, Roadsworth was arrested for his nocturnal activities and charged with 53 counts of mischief. Luckily, due to strong public support, Roadsworth was released. If you want to learn more about his work, take a look at his website.
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