Graffiti seeds within us all

Posted on February 4, 2011

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The seed is within us all. Artistic expression lies within all of us, like a seedling bursting with life and potential. In order for growth to occur, it must be nourished. Minimal light and drops of water are the difference between life and death to this kernel. What if that seed is deprived those essentials, is it bound to malnourishment or death ? Not if it can produce a single root, one that can extend outside the seedling’s immediate surroundings, seeking it’s quintessential necessities.

Nurture the seed. When the seed of imaginative artistic ability is stunted and deprived in our youth, it forces their root to seek redemption outside it’s societal norms. Without instruction, without brushes, graffiti artist are merely tapping for air, water and light.

Nurture the seed. When the seed of imaginative artistic ability is stunted and deprived in our youth, it forces their root to seek redemption outside it’s societal norms. Without instruction, without brushes, graffiti artist are merely tapping for air, water and light. Given the limited or sometimes non existent public and academic support for art education, artists have used graffiti as a vehicle to transport their ingenious talent into careers in graphic design, illustration, architecture and countless others.

Britannica online defines art as “the use of skill and imagination in the creation of aesthetic objects, environments, or experiences that can be shared with others.” The emphasis here focuses on the quality of artfulness being unleashed as graffiti as opposed to those who’s motive is quantity.

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