I like art. Most of the time, I like pretty mainstream stuff, but can appreciate all sorts of things (I am flexible like that!). Last July, someone in Charleston expressed their creativity on some stop signs in my neighborhood. In my neighborhood, graffiti is almost unheard of so you can imagine the excitement I felt when I saw it.
No doubt, some of the more uppity folks were offended. Our city is really great about cleaning off any graffiti that might show up. I only captured one of the art pieces before they had cleaned everything up. I was sort of sad. Not in a “they’re defacing the Mona Lisa” sort of way, but I like clever stuff.
Now, I hate the idea of what traditional graffiti means…”We own this area” and the like. That sort of thing makes me mad. The seniors (and sometimes juniors) at the local highschool typically go around and paint their graduation year all over everything. That makes me mad too because they are thoughtless and careless and their work is sloppy. I really dislike that mindless defacement. Anyhow, the stop sign graffiti was pretty clever though so I was sad that I didn’t get to enjoy it a little longer (and didn’t get to take pictures of it all).
Lo and behold, a week or so ago, the artist struck again! With all of the rain (it’s pouring again today), I think the city is a bit slower to clean things up so I got pictures! I don’t have anything particularly thoughtful to say other than, “Thanks, Stop Sign Artist of Charleston, WV. I appreciate your work!”
But Stop Sign Artist, I do not think I am ready for this…I barely know you!