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Photo: Bob Burton28.11.14 10:05 am5 comments
Anarchist graffiti in South Hobart, November 2014.
I wonder what the poor person who owns the property and painted the wall white thinks about the graffiti and sentiments expressed.
What are they hiding behind that huge wall?
The wall, unpainted, is an affront. The graffiti helps a little to humanise it. It must be remembered that the view of the outside of the wall belongs to the public. The owner can paint what he/she wants on the inside.
‘Tomorrow for the young poets exploding like bombs,
The walks by the lake, the weeks of perfect communion,
Tomorrow the bicycle races
Through the suburbs on summer evenings, But today the struggle.
W.H. Auden, ‘Spain 1937’.
Graffiti that has style and meaning is attractive to those who appreciate meaning behind the words. It can be educational and a talking point. That’s not in the same league as the more common angry, angular, unintelligible and pointless graffiti that we see around.
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