“Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls.” Joseph Campbell
Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.Maya Angelou
Wall Art, aka Graffitti or my term, VandArt, has been around since the days of the Egyptian Hieroglyphics; even earlier. People like Keith Haring, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Lee Quinones, King Robbo, Banksy, Kenny Scharf, John Fekner, Pixnit, Crash, Lady Pink, Alexander Brener, Dondi, Zephyr,Heathcote Williams, Blek le Rat, and a host of other artists elevated the form by going beyond defacing subway trains and public spaces. Wall art was not just about the external form but about the greater internal message; the inner stance of the artist. As Aristotle explains: The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance. What do you remember about any of this? Above and Below are some of my favorite examples. Come back later for more and explanations.
“We build too many walls and not enough bridges.” Isaac Newton
We have an unknown distance yet to run, an unknown river to explore. What falls there are, we know not; what rocks beset the channel, we know not; what walls ride over the river, we know not. Ah, well! we may conjecture many things. John Wesley Powell
“The walls we build around us to keep sadness out also keeps out the joy.”Jim Rohn
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This post was inspired by a prompt from WP Daily Post: Weekly Photo Challenge: Walls Share an image of a wall that reveals something about a place, people, or you. From the interior walls of our home, to our book club’s Facebook wall, to the community bulletin board at the local market, walls are the canvases of our lives: where stories are read, voices are heard, ideas are shared. Much can be revealed from the items on a wall, from old postcards to long-forgotten flyers.
Positive Motivation Tip: Orange is a color that wakes me up and puts a smile on my face. Find your cheerful colors and have them around you. Go do it!
PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: All Photos from my Personal Collection.