March 13

Weekly Photo Challenge: Walls…

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“Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls.” Joseph Campbell


Wall Art
Weekly Photo Challenge: Walls… Kaikai Kiki, Takashi Murakami, 2001

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, CrashLady 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


Weekly Photo Challenge: Walls... Keith Haring’s wall art
Weekly Photo Challenge: Walls… Keith Haring’s wall art

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



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“The walls we build around us to keep sadness out also keeps out the joy.”Jim Rohn


Weekly Phot Challenge: Walls... hangingmansleepingmanrobertgober1989
Weekly Phot Challenge: Walls… hangingmansleepingmanrobertgober1989

My fellow bloggers were equally creative with their selections. Check out how others interpreted the theme below.

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!

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PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: All Photos from my Personal Collection.

Until Next Time…
Ask. Believe. Receive. ©
Elizabeth Obih-Frank
Mirth and Motivation
Positive Kismet


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  • Those are crazy walls. I don’t know if I love them or am getting a headache from them. They are beautiful shots!

  • Colors really do effect mood!!! Bright colors always make me so happy!!! My daughters room if filled with obnoxiously bright colors that you can’t help but walk out of that room happy 😉

  • Those are pretty cool art.
    It’s interesting to know how long it’s been around.
    I will have to check out the photo challenge.

  • Very cool and colorful photos. We;ve got a couple of painted walls in neighboring towns and I love to take photos of them.

  • Great wall photos and the challenge would be especially fun – I so enjoyed this post images and quotes! Great work

  • I like Keith Haring’s wall art best of all. It’s very colourful. I am a fan of public art too. This is a great roundup of wall art.

  • “We build too many walls and not enough bridges.” That is true…even with the ones we love most sometimes. Seems silly from a distance, doesn’t it?

  • These are great art pieces, I love looking at all the different styles. Graffitti has to be one of my favorites, because it’s so creative and you can really see a story in graffitti.

  • Orange is one of those colors that cheers me up, too! It reminds me of sunshine and the beach 🙂

  • Those are awesome. The first one is my favorite. I’ve always loved art with a Japanese flair.

  • I love the orange quote. I need to find my colors and fill every room. I swear colors always change my mood and keep me happy!

  • I like the quote that says love knows no boundaries. It makes me think of the 1 Corinthians 13 verse talking about all the qualities of love.

  • Wow – some of those are very powerful images. I’m an art lover and always enjoy seeing new pieces. Thanks for sharing this.

  • Lovely. I just love how… simple stuff like these can actually say so much and appreciate the art along with it as well. Wonderful.

  • This is a really cool challenge. I love the thought and creativity that went into each and every one of them.

  • I actually love graffiti art. Some of it is amazingly beautiful, such as your words.

  • That wall art by Keith Haring is awesome! Very artistic and very creative. What a talent!

  • The first photo reminds me of the crazy looking wallpaper I have in the attic. Very retro lol. I need to participate in photo challenges like this, it’s so much fun.

  • My workspace is so drab. I really need to look into adding cheerful colors to my surroundings!

  • Those are such interesting looks. I think I tend to go for quiet backgrounds but use accessories for pops of color and pattern.

  • These are beautiful pieces of art. Thank you for sharing. Some of them are wild. I always like the beautiful murals.

  • These walls are really amazing! We definitely could use more color on the walls in our home. I too love orange!

  • Wow! Those walls really come out at you! Thanks for sharing! great choices!

  • I like Keith Haring’s wall art so much. And, these are absolutely beautiful wall photos and I love this challenge as well. Thanks for sharing this.

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