Tag Archive | Perspective

Guerilla Art

For the next four weeks we will be looking at how guerilla art can solicit change and make the unnoticed, noticed.

Guerilla Art = Street art, specifically visual art, developed in public spaces — that is, “in the streets” — though the term usually refers to unsanctioned art, as opposed to government sponsored initiatives. The term can include traditional graffiti artwork, sculpture, stencil graffiti, sticker art, wheat pasting and street poster art, video projection, art intervention, guerilla art, and street installations. Typically, the term street art or the more specific post-graffiti is used to distinguish contemporary public-space artwork from territorial graffiti, vandalism, and corporate art. (Thank you Wikipedia).

I like to look at it as using art to reshape how you we look and things. It is about transforming our space. Here are a few examples:

There are ways to practice this form of art without being destructive, but rather adding something to your community. The next four weeks we will look at some easy ways you can participate!

The Importance of Putting Things into Perspective

How many times have you been frustrated standing in line, rehearsing over and over again in your head what you are going to say to the person at the counter to make them do what you want by the time you get to the front of the line. Or when you’re trying to call to complain about the defected product you only bought a week ago, to only be put on hold, all you can think about is how angry you are and you are going to let them know about it. When really, the reality of it all, that person you’re about to talk to has had NOTHING to do with the problem you’re about to share with them. For them, it is probably just another day at the office for a position they really don’t like because it is people like you that make every day miserable. Read More…