Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Nature's variations on a graffiti theme

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.

halloween lighting.jpg
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.

more is revealed.jpg
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.

socrates special.jpg
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.

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