Street Art and Hope

Processed with VSCOcam with p5 presetStreet Art is a creative form that subverts the iconic idea of the ‘gallery’. In doing so, it sparks a conversation, connecting people in an unexpected way. I love street art. It is one of my biggest sources of inspiration. As a kid I remember getting so excited to see art in random places. There is something special about witnessing a work of art made with the intention of being outwardly public. All of it so visible, from large scale murals, and wheat paste, to decal stickers, and stencils. This is radical art we’re talking, friends! And it is spontaneous enough to manifest a connection between each person that experiences it.

Just in case you are curious about street art in my community, the photo above was made at Hope Outdoor Gallery on Castle Hill in Austin. This place is really magical. People are always coming and going. There is spray paint everywhere. And the colors! You also have to literally hike up a hill (hence the name). This way you see a different perspective depending where you stand. The sweet combination of cool angles in the art, and the landscape, makes the whole setting that much more glorious! If you’re in Austin, I highly recommend a visit (or several). If not, I have a surprise for you! There is a screen saver of the image above with your name on it! Get the download by right clicking on the photo above, then hit save. Happy Tuesday!

In Solidarity,

Christian

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