Monday, May 26, 2008
I just found a controversial artist named Banksy. I'm very intrigued and a little nervous to admit to everyone that I think it is really cool. In high school I had friends that would tag/graffiti, one of my friends (Bizerk) was actually really well known in the graffiti world out in Houston. We would go to contests where there would be a bunch of different artist painting the sides of old buildings. For a wedding gift he painted Michael and I a huge mural, I left it at my parents house, because honestly, where was I going to hang a graffiti mural in a itty bitty apartment. My mom ended up using it as a doggie door, blocking the dog from getting on her living room carpet.
Anyways, now that I am a somewhat conservative mother of 3, I'm not fond of graffiti in my neighborhood, but I am still fascinated by graffiti and can appreciate the artistic aspect of it (if it is done well.)
What do you think of this artist?
His stuff gets pretty political as well.