January 23rd, 2006

me: wrong side of the mirror

Why I love graffiti.

Old San Juan, Puerto Rico

Art is not like other culture because its success is not made by its audience. The public fill concert halls and cinemas every day, we read novels by the millions and buy records by the billions. We the people, affect the making and the quality of most of our culture, but not our art.

The Art we look at is made only by a select few. A small group create, promote, purchase, exhibit and decide the success of Art. Only a few hundred people in the world have any real say. When you go to an Art gallery you are simply a tourist looking at the trophy cabinet of a few millionaires.

--Banksy, Wall and Piece

The bad news: The double-decker buses on Route 29 have been replaced by bendy buses. >:E NO LOVE for the bendy buses.

The good news: ripperlyn is here for two whole weeks and we're going to go on photo expeditions. MUCH LOVE for Miss R.