July 6, 2007
This is one of my favorite graffiti subjects. It's in the Erie Cut in the middle of Jersey City. No one goes down there except graffiti writers, homeless people, and urban explorers. For about a year construction workers went used the cut as a way to move things and stuff to and from a construction site at the West end. But that's over.
October 31, 2007
There's a least two visible layers on this wall. The older layer has those flyer saucer things and the whitish background. The newer layer has Hemlock written across the bottom. I suspect that the bubbles are background for Hemlock rather than a third layer.
November 16, 2007
I've photographed it during different seasons of the year, different times of day, and different kinds of weather. Those differences affect the appearance of the wall. They cause the natural variations.
December 24, 2007
And there is, of course, aging.
July 3, 2010
September 11, 2010
July 4, 2012
And THAT's one of the reasons I like graffiti. It goes with the flow, hour by hour, day by day, season by season, year after year. It's environmental art, whether indended so or not. It is.
Graffiti, the surround, the photographer. A collaboration. Art.