Tuesday, May 09, 2006

grafitti decaying on wooden door

grafitti on wood green
There's something fascinating about graffiti that is nearing the end of its informative (or decorative) life. Graffiti is by nature temporary because it is both unwanted by the greater society and placed on materials that are either already in decay or deliberately rescoured by people who want to eradicate it or maintain a different, usually cleaner, image.

Fresh Graffiti can be vivid and poignant, but when old and transitional it appeals to me because it feels to me like it is being reabsorbed into the fabric of our life, like nutrients reused by living things in general.


Anonymous said...

like prayer flags disintegrating.

zen said...

YES, exactly! You get it, man.