Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Shifty I?

I know I should not like grafitti - grafitti bad! Only vandals make grafitti!

But this was a rather artless concrete foundation before somebody added an eye-catching splash of color to it with a stencil and a spray can.

I've often found that grafitti can be at least as constructive as some public works of art can sometimes be destructive to the character of the neighborhood.


SippicanCottage said...

Something's wrong when a surface looks better when it's defaced.

DaveO said...

The funny thing is: This is the foundation to the public artwork pictured above, which is really not bad as far as public art goes. Why they mounted it on an entirely artless foundation is beyond me.

tristan said...

have you seen the website of the british graffitist, banksy ?

DaveO said...

I've not only see the web site, I've see the artist's work while visiting London. Don't have any snapshots, but let's include the link: http://www.banksy.co.uk