Monday, August 24, 2009

24 august 2009

just this small page
is enough for me while others
need a large canvas

In Schmitz Preserve Park, the base of the Admiral Avenue bridge is an ever-changing blank slate for the local graffiti artists. And for the last couple of years, it HAS seemed more like art than vandalism. For a long time we had 'aliens' but for quite a while it's been fishes and almost Hokusan-like waves. Slowly that's getting painted over, but its longevity seems to indicate some sort of peer respect.

But in this only dark, concrete place in the park, I mostly enjoy it. Why does graffiti seem to be a young persons' form of expression? What about it do we 'outgrow'?

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