"We have more reasons to love each other based on our common humanity than to victimize one another because of any difference."

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Graffiti Art

Recently Ben has gotten really into graffiti art, tagging, and creating spray paint stencils. He's so creative and talented and I love to see him working on projects again. So after he showed me a couple really awesome stencils he had created of friends he inspired me to break out my xacto blade and start creating as well.

I completed a couple different cool stencils and am now searching for the next image I want to create. Ben gave me a hard time for using images off the internet so the next one will be 100 percent original. Ezra liked my stencil so much he wanted to do one too and I helped Megan start one last night.

In that same line of thought Exit Through the Gift Shop a documentary about street art featuring Ben's favorite graffiti artist Banksy was up for an Oscar the other night and although it didn't win I'm excited to see it.

Bansky is a politically motivated graffiti artist who has become so acclaimed building owners who are fortunate enough to be tagged have gone to such extreme lengths as to saw out the brick wall that displays the art to sell it. The kicker though is that to this day no one knows who he is, where he lives, or what he looks like. Crazy.....