Banksy Knows Best

“Some people become cops because they want to make the world a better place. Some people become vandals because they want to make the world a better looking place.”  ~ Banksy

I have a thing for graffiti.  I also have a thing for art.  When the two are juxtaposed or better yet – meshed together, it does things to me.  It touches upon compassion in such a way that I can’t help but stop and look.  And see.  And wonder.  Certainly, graffiti is a cry for attention, shouting a statement louder than a singular voice could ever speak.  Where art is commissioned, graffiti is compelling.  Artists revered, graffiti artists reviled and often reprimanded.  Both are beautiful to me.

NYC, March 2014, taken from The High Line
NYC, March 2014, taken from The High Line

*This post was written while listening to Nada Surf’s Popular.   It makes me wonder if the two are related in some way…

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