Friday, November 07, 2008
The colors in this piece was blue like the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Australia. Kathy and I walked all along the shore and each spot was as lovely as the next. The Graffiti art near Bondi Beach, though edgy like the medium, still flowed like the ocean, maybe painted softer because it was near the cool light blue ocean.
Sydney is a sexy beautiful exciting city. Part of the excitement is the influences from places like Thailand, Indonesia, Malasia, Bali and others. I experienced it through great food, (the best Thai I've ever had) art, and architecture. I also see it in the Graffiti art near Bondi Beach.
As I travel to other countries it is amazing to me to see the fruits of both Hip-Hop and Graffiti Art (street art) cultivated and morph into other cultures. Most especially because once both weren't considered art form-neither was expected to last. Yet the fact of the matter they were born out of souls of brown and black folks in the 1970's Bronx, New York to speak out against abject poverty and urban decay, which proves to me karma can be your friend.