Thursday, March 31, 2011

American Graffiti

Today was Henry's first graffiti shoot.





I happen to be one of those people who digs a little graffiti art.





And even though I've been known to drop the F bomb occasionally all the time, I didn't want to upset DFCS so I had to censor. The original is better.





Tell me your thoughts.......is it Art or is it Graffiti?

11 comments:

DebH said...

he's too darn cute, that's what it is!! I was looking at Henry so now I have to go really look at the photos again! With all those smiles in the photo it was hard to see past that part. Henry is a natural! I like graffiti though...it always says something!

beth said...

get your son out of the ghetto!

Mom L said...

Where to start? Where to start!!!! This graffiti is wrong in a few ways - mainly, has that been sprayed over a stencil?!!! Whatever happened to free-hand(-spray) artistry?

Is the giant whistle for Henry's protection?

In the last photo he looks like the cops have already ordered him against the wall: "Drop the whistle, kid, drop it NOW!"

My poor baby.

diane said...

Hahhha! He DOES look like the cops got him in the last pic-nice! The F-bomb wasn't a stencil lol! And yeah- my kid is back in the south now so he's gonna have to learn about the ghetto fo sho. I love his tough guy look.

lifeshighway said...

I am not one to squelch the aspirations of a graffiti artist. Get the kid a can or two of spray paint. He can practice at your house.

Mom L said...

Di, I was referring to the first 2 photos when I mentioned stencils - that definitely looks like spray paint spillage around the words!

Yeah, Henry is tough!

Lauren said...

I taught a lesson on graffiti to the 8th graders during the two point perspective lesson. We learned that if the sprayer had permission to paint on the property, it may be considered art. However, Henry is a minor therefore his possession of spray paint is illegal. Much graffiti has aesthetic value. In the case of tagging, merely marking of territory, it is not considered art. If the person making the mark is doing so without permission of the property owner, the graffiti is considered vandalism, minimizing its artistic importance unless you are Banksy.

Mom L said...

Lauren - that's an interesting distinction!!! I first heard of tagging on a cop show!!!

diane said...

i like lauren's :)

Mom L said...

Lauren - thanks for the education! I had to google Banksy.

Lauren said...

Mom L: I really enjoy Banksy... whoever he or she is, they have a good eye.

Oh also, I think the best free-hand artistry is generally found on cross-country train cars!