5. Gaia

Location: South Africa

This piece in South Africa by Gaia started out as what would probably have been his best piece of the year. Then he took it a step further and really made it interesting. After his piece was partially and very poorly buffed by a local resident, Gaia returned and fixed it up. But rather than repaint the thing, he used the buff marks in his revised piece. Not only did Gaia make the best out of a bad situation, he improved upon his original piece. The text is in Afrikaans and translates to "to erase revisionism."

photo by Gaia