“…beauty lies between the extremities of order and complexity
― Alain de Botton,
Good retro morning to all from somewhere in Los Angeles, California!
Photo Dedicated to Ms. W. on the East Coast!
“Art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable.”
Not every artist makes pretty and profitable pictures.
Some artists have a need to say something that matters right now. Banksy elevates and summarizes a visual ‘speech’ about mankind’s many and varied questionable behaviors without regard to personal profit or aggrandizement.
These Two haikus evolved this morning after reading the news article below (about the origins and current statements of graffiti art).
Image: One of the Banksy murals that appeared in Paris, reworks Jacques-Louis David’s painting “Napoleon Crossing the Alps.” and references a French law banning head coverings in public.
Unseen with light speed
Painting over misdeeds, of
Cruelty and greed
Stenciled screams of silent spray
Art refused to wait
“Some of us aren’t meant to belong.
Some of us have to turn the world upside down
and shake the hell out of it until we
make our own place in it.”
― Elizabeth Lowell,
“Some of the best memories are made in flip flops.”
» Kellie Elmore