Street Art

I have loved graffiti as far back as I can remember. Growing up in Southern California, whenever my family would take road trips, I would bring my sketchbook and try and copy the lettering from the graffiti under bridges. Back then it was usually gang tags and writing, and it wasn’t seen as the art form it is today. I love that graffiti is now seen as the art that it always was, and has been a great way to get kids off the street. With street art going mainstream, it is an inspiration to many. One of my favorite street artists, who is now quite popular is Doze Green.

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Doze Green

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Doze Green

He grew up in New York City and has his work in many galleries including Jonathan Levine gallery. As with others, I also love Banksy, Invader, and Shephard Fairey. I really enjoyed the film, Exit Through the Gift Shop. It was interesting to see the story unfold into the story behind who would become to be known as Mr. Brainwash.

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Mr. Brainwash

Graffiti is a way to express yourself in an artistic way. As seen with Banksy’s work, it can create awareness and evoke change as well. One example of this was his Dismaland being turned into refugee housing.

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Banksy

I enjoyed the Google Street Art Project, one of the artists I enjoyed was Andrey Adno, I love the dimension of his art.

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Final Project on Food Waste

40% of produced food goes uneaten every year. If only 15% of this were salvaged we could feed over 25 million hungry Americans every year. Food waste causes global warming in landfills and is the future to feeding the world’s growing population. I would like to do a blog post discussing issues with food waste. This will also include celebrities who are helping provide a solution, as well as organizations such as City Harvest who salvage what would have been wasted food to feed the hungry.

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