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Re: [teacherartexchange] Grafitti-Total Freedom?

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From: Woody Duncan (woodyduncan_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Wed Oct 25 2006 - 09:34:12 PDT


Correction below:

On Oct 25, 2006, at 10:22 AM, Woody Duncan wrote:

> Most of the grafitti I object to are the gang markings to

> (claim their neighborhoods).

> As if the area belongs to them and not the poor working
> folk who live there because it's the best they can do. I always
> told my students that it was not much different than dogs lifting
> their legs to mark territory.
> Woody
>
> On Oct 25, 2006, at 8:50 AM, Jen Ellis wrote:
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>> For me, I live in area that is covered in grafitti. It's an old
>> industrial area, that is very rundown. I think it is an important
>> story telling device for the area. The problems and concerns of the
>> city. A piece of history. Places change, it gets covered up and
>> grafitti springs up elsewhere. I do, however, get upset when people
>> just scrawl their name on something real quick as part of a dare. And
>> I don't think it should be a free for all like Banksy suggested, I
>> think it would defeat the purpose and not allow certain works to
>> stand
>> out. But I wouldn't call them terrorists. Yeesh.
>>
>> We also have a grafitti festival every year where different artists
>> compete and they also put up about 10-15 blank walls for the
>> public to
>> paint. very controversial of course :)
>>
>> Sofia, I enjoyed your comments on how the particular style has
>> influenced other areas of culture. Got me thinking. Thanks much.
>>
>> Jen-Cleveland, OH
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