After our program students state feeling more compassion for people struggling with mental health issues.
So the street art scene of New Orleans! First of all you need to know that the whole town of New Orleans screams artsy. From musical street performing bands....
to bands in every bar, to street art and street art installations. The place is two -legit. Meaning, it’s totally normal to see the likes of a Banksy just hangin’ out on the street corner...
I personally appreciated the apparent tangible ownership the public seemed to have of their little town. For better...
or for worse....
(On a side note, wouldn’t it be rad if someone started a project that purposely sought out graffiti artists and help them develop their art skills and connect them with public property to show their art on? Sound rad? You should do it! Just another little dream of mine.)
The Gray Ghost is a fellow who is on the street art scene but, isn’t a fan of it. The Gray Ghost waits until the art admirers like you and I are gone and then attacks the art! Yes, this dude totally kills the art, suffocating it with gray paint. Total buzz kill.
The project is a renovated cottage that is completely musical. You pretty much “play the house” the way you would “play a guitar”.
The house includes many of Swoon’s wheat pastes that she’s popular for
as well as some awesome random stray dogs and cats that are just chillin’ with the art. Animals have such good taste!
Here’s a video of me “playing the house”
Oh! And on my visit I developed a new medium of art with my family, I call it Shadow Love
I hope this post inspired you to go check out some art this weekend or maybe create some of your own!
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