Graffiti artist, Banksy, has turned his attention to the streets and walls of Gaza. The street artist’s graffiti stencils on concrete rubble include an image of a crying figure wearing a head scarf, a dark scene of children playing on a fairground ride and a white cat licking its paws
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Unscathed?- I think not…My bright shiny appearance belies what is going on underneath. Today (a day comprising another visit to my ever swelling but fading friend) is a prime example…I spilled 4 cups of coffee in Cafe Nero – yes…4…and they even offered me a 5th, but I felt too embarrassed, despite the fact that customers kept pouring (?) in, undoubtedly thinking I was today’s “entertainment”. 97 more words
Last week I posted about rockpools while this week, in the spirit of the idea that there is inspiration everywhere, I am posting a picture of my washing machine. 818 more words
“If we wash our hands of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless, we side with the powerful – we don’t remain neutral.”
Brazilian philosopher and critical theorist Paulo Frieire said it first. 213 more words
Blowing ones own trumpet.
I wouldn’t usually say ‘ere look at this’ but ‘ere take a butchers at this. My art piece for my contexts 1 class at uni, most people wrote memoirs, poetry and flash fictions, so I decided to think outside the box and literally use text as an object to create this piece influenced by Grayson perry and slightly by Banksy, I decided to create a piece that picked up on class/society and identity particularly the words favoured by the media particularly those that have slightly negative connotations, with each coloured canvas signifying different areas. 62 more words