Wednesday, November 18, 2009

From the Soapbox in the Corner –Graffiti Art

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.

Aug 2009 216 Sleepy Fences 640x356
Aug 2009 217 Sleepy Fences (2) 640x427
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 wallNo Pee Aug 09 210b 640x413 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.

1 comment:

  1. Yes, Bisbee is truly a remarkable place & photographer's paradise. The shapes, the colors, the architecture, & the local characters:)) Bisbee's got it all, & then some.