A micro art moment, again in France. In the former industrial town of Saint-Étienne, street artist oakoak transforms infrastructural cracks and quirks into creative vignettes starring blithe superheroes and pop characters. Oakoak describes his art as an effort to make his native city “less grey and at the same time, funnier.” He scans the city on daily walks, looking for interesting minutia – broken walls, bent railings, concrete fissures. When he spots something, he stops to study and measure the site, and then returns home to draw and draft before coming back later to collage. This prim ballerina, on pointe on a chain barrier, reminds me of my childhood days in ballet classes, clunky sessions saved by the reward of watching “Flashdance” ad nauseam. So on this meandering Monday, I’m channeling (leotard-induced) balance.