I know I’m as writing this it that not everyone will agree with my opinion (I think the Wam might be one of those – I remember having a big discussion with her when I was back in varsity), but lets have it out. Tell me what you think and why … Because I am interested. First thing I need to clarify something, when I say street art I am not referring to tagging and random graffiti that is defacing buildings and objects and trains and and and. Tagging is something I’m not ok with, it’s damage to property and just immature. Street art on the other hand sends a message or is just beautiful to look at.
When I talk about street art I am talking about some of the amazing murals that are dotted around the city, found down hidden alleys, on walls and doors. I can’t say that I know for a fact that all street art is put there with permission, but I do think that if it is an expression of the artists circumstances or feelings, or is a piece of social commentary that this shouldn’t be shunned and ignored as damage but it is something to be celebrated. So many people don’t have a voice and I think street art allows them to have a voice. Ok it’s not carrying a message sometimes it is just a beautiful piece of art.
I enjoyed a short walk through a small part of Woodstock the other day and I saw these pieces. I think they are cool. Maybe my love of street art is born from my childhood because I grew up in the suburbs of Woodstock and Salt River where this was common place and I saw the individual expression that these artists had. I don’t really know, but when I see something that is bright and colourful and special it makes my heart smile – doesn’t yours? (PS if anyone knows who’s these pieces are done by let me know so I can credit them)
Isn’t this cool?
What does this say to you?
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