Graffiti….Art or Vandalism
There are several ways to look at graffiti. In Tucson, as in many cities, you would be arrested, finger-printed and thrown in jail. Bisbee is an exception to this rule. The weekend artists take advantage of every flat surface to give you a varying perspective on American Art.
I read Al’s blog (The Bayfield Bunch) tonight and there was a referral link to Bisbee pictures at the bottom showing several pictures around Bisbee. Many of the places Jean and I have been to but I have never visited their library. Ah, yes…the BBC and the gooey burgers are literally world famous. Al and Kelly traveled up the Brewery Gulch where you see old houses with contrasting colors. Jean loves not only the wall paintings and house colors but the way people recycle old items. There is a house with a front fence made strictly from old bed headboards. Bisbee is definitely a “green” town and has the recycling spirit.
In Bisbee the road signs on the concrete walls reflect more than the standard “No Parking” or “Tow Away Zone”. To wit, I submit the following picture of a wall located on the famous Brewery Gulch. There isn’t any print, because obviously it is clear that the painter is saying “Do Not Water My Plants” or something close to that. Why can’t America just paint their signs on the walls like this. It is just a shame that dogs can’t read the signs, too.
And that’s the way I see it from the Soapbox tonight.