Sunday, December 27, 2009

Mural or mess?

There are lots of different definitions of "art," and urban art (a.k.a. graffiti, a.k.a. tagging) can be tough to call. As I ride around Tucson on my bike, I see plenty of ugly graffiti. So what about something like this?

(This is on the back of the building at 3591 E. Golf Links, at the corner with Richey Blvd; I shot it from the vacant lot west of 3602 E. 34th St.)

I don't have an exact definition. If it seems to me like the painter(s) put some thought into the design, and it looks "artistic" (whatever that means), I snap it... and let you decide.

Happy 2010 — and new decade — everyone!

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