I've never thought much for/about graffiti. I live Burlington, the city usually rated as the number one or number two place to live in Canada, and the most graffiti I see is when a train is passing by my house and some of the train cars have been vandalized. And that's what it is. It's vandalism, and it's stupid. A scribble here or a sketch there, but for the most part it is nothing worth looking at twice.
But the street work done by Banksy is mesmerizing for me to look at for some reason, like it is a form of elevated graffiti and important to be seen. I don't want to write a lengthy post on why or how he does it, because I just like his art, and I wanted to share some of it. Is it still vandalism? I would think so, but I'm not so sure it matters, and perhaps making gray and dull cities a little more interesting isn't so bad after all.
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