“I laugh at the way some people think graffiti is all selfish tagging and vandalism. Thoughtful street art is like good fiction – it speaks out on behalf of everyone, for us all to see.” ―
V I S U A L L Y S T I M U L A T I N G O R G R A F F I T I ?
In this week’s installment of Susan and my alternative website, “Weekly Prompts“, the photo challenge concerns the word “UP’. It is a simple, two letter word that holds a smattering of possible definitions for many folks. We ask you to give us your take on how you interpret it. Grab your camera. Be brave. Be bold. Be artistic. But be yourself. Here is my interpretation of the word up meaning uplifting. — gc
These street murals are one of the many displayed on the outer walls of a neighborhood medical center. Before their appearance the walls were painted a bland color, uninspiring and did not add much spirit to the area.
After the “art work” was placed in the area people visiting the clinic and passersby take a few moments to view these colorful displays. Hopefully their spirits will be lifted for a short time at least.
These murals are not graffiti. They have become an essential part of this artistically driven neighborhood near a local university.