Thursday, July 29, 2010

Why would someone do this?

Why would someone do this?, originally uploaded by maybeemily.

For the past few weeks, we have been watching the progress of this beautiful mural by our house. The community voted on an amazing design by local artist Todd Lown. (The other finalists had AMAZING work as well! I would have been happy to see any of them go up.) Its one of the most fabulous murals that I have seen in this city!

Its disheartening that somebody decided, not only to tag the mural last night, but to write "NOT ART" on it. What kind of hateful thing is that to write? Does the person who wrote this hate murals? Did their suggestion not make it to the finals? Did they not understand that this is a project supported by the local community? If you don't like something, use the correct channels to complain and voice your opinions, there is no need to ruin it for the rest of us.

They didn't limit their scrawl to just one, small, easily painted over area either. They tagged the ENTIRE MURAL, every 20 feet!

I am very mad at this person

Way to support your local artists. This makes me so mad.

This mural project has its own facebook page, the 46th Street Mural Project. Show some support! If you live in the area, sign up for their next volunteer painting party! Or just send them some love over there and let them know you support the project. (well, you know, if you DO support the project!)

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