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Delawanna post 6 of at least 5 
22nd-May-2008 08:02 am
Meth Orphans there be in the wilds of suburban New Jersey. I think I mentioned this piece when I first started posting graffiti from my station near work. You can clearly see that it's a modified Anarchy A, but aside from that, and the drug reference, there's not much depth there. Who knew the adolescent poetry I grabbed a few weeks ago would be the deepest stuff from this station?

And now about the one that got away this morning. In the park by my apartment, I saw a squirrel. This is not unusual - it's a park, after all - but that it had a jet black body and a soulless ginger tail was rather unusual. I tried to pull out my phone so I could show you, but I'm running late, and it scurried away before I could get the shot. I assure you, however, that it was both cute AND remarkable.

11th-Jul-2008 09:25 pm (UTC) - Re: The meth orphans tag..
Thanks for writing in.

I admit I missed the cross symbol. I, like most, I'd venture, usually look for non-inverted crosses. But, really, finding any individual symbol in that amalgamation is tricky thanks to the many layers you put up there.

I'd recommend that you look at my graf tag again, and see the tags, stickers, and stencils that I've enjoyed. There should be more joining them shortly, now that I have a nice cameraphone.

Graffiti, and other public art, has great potential to effect viewers and their thoughts. As outsider art, it can provide alternative viewpoints on a society, and do so in an awe-inspiring way.

Your piece, however, was largely a glorified "Chase was here" kind of thing, executed in extremely low fidelity. Which is fine, as far as that goes, but expresses nothing interesting, let alone new. The other Delawanna posts I made at least featured interesting ideas, even if they were "adolescent" ones.

I'd like to make it clear: I am not your enemy, and I didn't write this piece for "getting my kicks" in on you and yours. Perhaps your adversarial worldview encourages that interpretation, but that was not my intention. I see things, and take a photo, write a few sentences about it, and a few more about my day, and the piece disappears into the digital ephemera. This is not to romanticize the journal (not blog) that I keep here, but rather to emphasize the arbitrariness of what I write, as well as its roots in my boredom.

I wish you luck in your quest for acceptance, freedom, and individuality, and I am glad to hear you have found a peer group. I found one in High School and one in College who have each done me immeasurable good.

Thanks again for the insight into the logo's design. It was very interesting.

Edit: But in all likelihood, you will not read this entry again, and I've just wasted the better part of a workday thinking about how to best explain myself and my opinions. Also, please consider investing in your writing education, it will pay dividends for the rest of your life. It's fine to break the rules, but you have to know them first.

Edited at 2008-07-11 09:28 pm (UTC)
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