I reserved Sundays on this blog for whatever strikes my fancy. This morning, my inspiration came from Traci from A Star in my Own Universe, when her Sunday in my City post landed in my inbox. The post was part of meme from Unknown Mami, where she invites people to share posts that show something unique in their city. I loved the idea!
So here I am…sharing something that makes Austin unique, that was fun to look at, that made me smile. Castle Hill Graffiti.
In lots of cities, graffiti is an underground art. Buildings are tagged, arrests are made, but as an art form, it’s undervalued. Not so in Austin. We have an entire park dedicated to graffiti artists.
This is not an elite park, reserved for the few. There are no forms to fill out, or approvals to seek. Artists from around the city simply bring their paints and their vision — and art happens.
And the result is amazing! Colors, shapes, messages, interwoven in a collage that took my breath away…or made me smile.
Even the park’s trash cans, light posts and drainage lines had been turned into works of art.
It’s tempting to try my own skills with a spray paint can, and add to the colors of Austin. On the other hand, I am so impressed with the work of these mostly-young creators of color and design that I think I just might leave it to them, and remain an appreciative audience.
I love that we have a place where true graffiti artists can express themselves without damaging other property. Such beautiful pieces shared with the world. SO glad you joined us today!
Thanks for inspiring me to play along!
What a great space for artists. I’d love to visit and see them at work. Thanks for sharing and Happy SIMC, jj
It is fun to watch! Happy SIMC to you, too!
What an interesting place. Thanks for sharing. Dropping by from SIMC.
You’re welcome! Headingback to SIMC to read more…loving the arm chair travels!
My post was indoors, but still in my city. Some days it’s just too cold to go out! Saw you at Sundays in my City
Indoors works, too! Heading over to check out your post! Thanks for visiting mine!
I love looking at graffiti! So artistic!