I saw a plethora of graffiti during my tour of Germany. What I didn’t expect was the art graffiti community not that far from me. I went to visit my sister in Miami and she told me about this place call Wynwood Walls. Never heard of it before, but she told me that is was an artist community with graffiti everywhere. For whatever reason, in my head, I was expecting some half-assed art installations or some pretentious displays with some convoluted artist statement. Something like, “this Barbie head nailed to this canvas represents the conflict and oppression…..blah blah blah.” I’m no art aficionado, but I know crap when I see it. Pulling up to the parking spot we finally found, the first thing I see is this:
And I realized, “Okay this is gonna be good!” Got out my camera and let my eyes feast on these big beautiful walls.
Everywhere I looked, it seemed like there was something extraordinary to look at. Just standing there scanning the image for all the details and colors. Thinking about how long it took these artists to complete and how skillful I thought they were. Even walking around, looking at the cement blocks of the sidewalk, there were spray-painted on pieces. Not as detailed as the walls, but little sayings or cartoons scattered about.Here are some of my favorites: