Memorial Day

Frankenstein, Graffiti, Surfer FrankensteinGenerally, I’m not a fan of graffiti, but I’ve become more appreciative of the art.  Some street art deserves as much credibility as any other folk art.

Graffiti, Surfer, Rachel Welch

We spent Memorial Day this year in Bolinas, a little beach town in Marin County, and strolled down to the beach where surfers and boogie boarders play in the waves.

Graffiti covers the cement walls down to the beach. What is interesting here is that it is nowhere else. Cars are not tagged, nor are fences. There are rules, probably unwritten and unspoken, that spraying confines itself to along the two walls along the path to the beach.

I liked and appreciated the artwork more because of these boundaries, and I liked these stencils, evidently done in a series.

Gollum, Graffiti, Surfing Golum

Iwo Jima, Stencil, Bolinas, GraffitiWith a serendipitous tribute, reminding me to be appreciative of those that serve and sacrifice to protect our freedoms including being able to surf, spray and create.

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