Sitting in the corner…

on Melrose Avenue.  A perfect example of how artists are taking street art farther into the imagination and into real life at the same time.  We simply cannot call this kind of mural, graffiti any more.  Street Art.  It’s pure.  But not always simple to define.  And why do we need the definitions anyway when we all know what the artist is trying to say, at least in this case.  The thing I’m discovering more and more about street art is that it is a collective understanding.  We often can’t put what we see into words in order to explain the moment with some sort of precision, but we know it in our gut.  It’s collective recognition, thoughts and feelings.  With this piece, we know from memory.  And that’s part of the beauty, part of the fun, part of the experience.

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