Scribble, Scratch + Spray
Last October, British graffiti artist BANKSY scribbled, scratched and sprayed the New York City streets with his Better Out Than In graffiti creations and, at the time, I kinda wished he’d blanketed the streets of Washington, DC instead to shake things up a bit. I know, I know graffiti is considered vandalism and it’s illegal, but I’m fascinated by its urban storytelling and underlying social and political messages.
Banksy’s Umbrella Girl was created in New Orleans post-Katrina to represent the slow recovery after the levees failed. It depicts a young girl relying on her umbrella for protection only to discover that her umbrella was the source of the rain.
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