Saturday, October 24, 2015

Graffiti, Wall Art, and Me

A while ago, I put a short story of mine, A Kiss in Time, on Amazon for sale.  The story revolves around a graffiti artist who wants to transition to a public wall artist, but doesn't have access to a wall.

Yesterday I ran across an interview on Twisted Sifter with SRIL, who has completed a huge mural in Salt Lake City.  This is the kind of wall Eric, the story's protagonist, would love to have as a canvas.

Eric isn't an ordinary run-of-the-mill tagger, however.  He's also a fan of parkour and uses walls not only to practice his parkour flips but also to add foot art to walls one step at a time.  In fact, he builds a footprint rainbow on the wall of the loft he and a police officer share.

Public murals have fascinated me for years, in particular hyper-realistic and trompe-l'œil ones.  Consequently, I really enjoyed the interview with SRIL as well as the photos of his newest wall.

Other muralists to check out: Adnate, MTO, and ETAM CRU.


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