That’s a title for ya.
People who have talked to me or know me personally may already know where I’m going with this. Graffiti is something I always admired looking at since I was younger and has influenced me greatly.
My father and I went to New Orleans last year, and there was an abundance of this medium around. I took the one above and below while on a bus.
Wikipedia’s definition of Graffiti describes it as “writing or drawings that have been scribbled, scratched, or painted illicitly on a wall or other surface, often within public view.” It also mentions the social stigma that comes from marking or placing graffiti anywhere despite its history and cultural influences. Much like tattooing your body or someone else’s.
“Controversies that surround graffiti continue to create disagreement among city officials, law enforcement, and writers who wish to display and appreciate work in public locations.” -Wikipedia
While I can’t say that defacing public property is necessarily a ‘good’ thing, if you’re gonna make something like this…
Graffiti is another means of self expression, and shouldn’t be looked down upon just for going against society’s general rulings. Art itself isn’t supposed to go by a fixed set of limitations like, “No, you can’t mark there.” or “That is off limits, sorry.”
You might as well go big or go home.
…and by that I mean: go big and draw on a wall. That’s what I do.
By the way, drywall does a real number on your sharpies. . . . . . .