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Wet Paint

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“Imagine a city where graffiti wasn’t illegal, a city where everybody could draw whatever they liked. Where every street was awash with a million colours and little phrases. Where standing at a bus stop was never boring. A city that felt like a party where everyone was invited, not just the estate agents and barons of big business. Imagine a city like that and stop leaning against the wall – it’s wet.”   -Banksy

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Tapestry, Barbara Nessim, Non-Verbal Communication, and Street Art

I wanted to share a few links to things I’ve been looking at/reading. Check out these articles about Christina Forrer’s tapestries, Barbara Nessim, a showcase of 25 women street artists, and Susan Te Kahurangi Kingan, an artist who communicates solely through her art after she stopped speaking at age four.

  1. Artist Christina Forrer Spends 200 Hours Resurrecting Centuries-Old Tapestry Tradition (Huffington Post).
  2. How To Be A Revolutionary Feminist Artist, While Hardly Noticing. Also- a retrospective of Nessim’s work is on display now (until January 11th) at the Bard Graduate Center in upstate NY
  3. 25 Women Pushing the Limits of Street Art Around the World (Huffington Post).
  4. This Outsider Artist Stopped Speaking As A Child, Communicates Solely Through Her Work

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Graffiti, Effort, and Photographs

“Imagine a city where graffiti wasn’t illegal, a city where everybody could draw whatever they liked. Where every street was awash with a million colours and little phrases. Where standing at a bus stop was never boring. A city that felt like a party where everyone was invited, not just the estate agents and barons of big business. Imagine a city like that and stop leaning against the wall – it’s wet.”

-Banksy

“Art never responds to the wish to make it democratic; it is not for everybody; it is only for those who are willing to undergo the effort needed to understand it.”

-Flannery O’Connor

“When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.”

-Ansel Adams

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