No, you'll never spot me with a spray can in my hand tagging a wall in the wee hours of the morning. I don't think that I have the talent for such large scale murals. I'm also afraid of heights and get dizzy whenever reaching for items located on the top shelf of a cabinet. But whenever I see graffiti on the side of a building, I have to stop and look, maybe snap a picture or two. There may be elements of protest, political or otherwise, or an ironic sense of humor. There may be homages to pop or hip hop culture. But no matter what the subject or focus of the graffiti, there is always a sense of defiance that sparks something in me, a reminder that art and artists should never be complacent. I always walk away feeling inspired.
This weekend I thought that I would attempt a graffiti wall costume. I created a duct tape graffiti painting and secured it to foam core board. It's to be worn like a sandwich board. It sounds a little wacky, but why not?
My kids wouldn't model the costume for me, so I have to lay this thing flat for a photo. Maybe one of them will be brave enough to wear it on Halloween, or maybe I'll wear it while passing out candy on my front steps. Let's just hope no one tries to tag me...