Graffiti only plays a small part in Painted Black, really, but it speaks to what it is I’m trying to say.  In Painted Black, Chris creates art (aka graffiti to most people’s eyes) as therapy, to express feelings he’s trying to deal with.  It is also an ironic contrast to the invisibility of homelessness.  People don’t see the artist, they see the paint on the wall.  Maybe that’s one reason why graffiti gets such a bad rap, because it is harder to ignore than the people

4 thoughts on “Graffiti

  1. “Graffiti is one of the few tools you have if you have almost nothing. And even if you don’t come up with a picture to cure world poverty you can make someone smile while they’re having a piss.”
    ― Banksy

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