Sunday, January 6, 2013

Metaphysical Graffiti


But, really, why paint that on a door? Does the writing pass that door every day, or at least frequently? What do people think when they see that, which is on a side-street that's not terribly well traveled, either by vehicles or foot traffic? What, if anything, would the writer accept as an answer to the question? What else has the writer put up?

Yes, it's easy to dismiss it as vandalism. But not so easy to understand the confluence of this that and the other that resulted in those markings being in that place at that time.


  1. I would be tempted to mix that up and contrast it with spontaneous shrines.

    Read some of the scholarship surrounding s.shrines you can see some similarities and a range of distinct differences.

    Contrasting them is interesting.

  2. Hmmm....Graffiti as spontaneous shrines. Interesting. The first post I wrote about graffiti was entitled Shrine of the Triceratops. The images are now gone, but the prose remains behind.

  3. I am going to run with this further, do some work. Something seriously interesting here (but you know that already).

    Nice post!