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Tuesday, February 3, 2015

My Graffiti story, Part 1

It all started in New York City, south Bronx to be exact. I just got home and my mother was already yelling at me, I just ignored her and said “yeah,yeah I’ll do it later” as I walked straight to my room. I jumped quickly to my bed and I start to think of the art I made that night, all the art that was just made that night. I wake up two hours later for work, I moan with a growl when I sit up, dreading that I have to work so I can support my deadbeat mom. As I’m getting ready I put markers in my bag so I can tag on the way to work, my mother doesn't support my habit of “destroying property”, It’s the only way I can go out and express myself. As I open the front door to leave, my mother yells to me “take the trash out!” I sigh to myself and grab the trash. I open the front door again and I quickly heard three loud bangs, I just frown and continue on my way. I wave politely to the cop that sits in front of my apartment building; he doesn't seem to care about the gun shots that went off. The subway station isn't too far my house, that’s how I get my job in queens. i work as i sandwich maker in a rundown deli, I get underpaid most of the time and my boss treats me like a caged gorilla. As I’m getting on the subway I see that the sides were recently bombed, I couldn't read the tag names or else I would have missed the train. I start to look for a place to tag my name: somewhere that would catch the eye. Obviously I just write it on the seat I’m sitting on because I didn't want to be noticed.
 

4 comments:


  1. I really find your blog interesting. I like how you have told stories and the history about Graffiti. I have always wanted to know, If you try to tag on a spot that has been already tagged,is that like breaking a rule or is it okay? I have heard about tags and gangs but just not like standard tagging.

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  2. Their is pretty much no rule in graffiti, you can tag over art or other tags. The last banksy piece in Germany was covered by a tag very recently.

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  3. Their is pretty much no rule in graffiti, you can tag over art or other tags. The last banksy piece in Germany was covered by a tag very recently.

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