My latest addition to the Blackbook is a sketch of the word “Peace”. I added the words to form the sentence “Give Peace A Chance.” I’ve been thinking a lot about the concept of peace in the 21st century. It is an ideal that exists in our minds; ideals are constantly hoped for by many people, but rarely if ever universally achieved in reality. As I progress with graffiti, I realize more and more the importance of not only letters, but words and their meanings. I could do a thousand JUSE pieces, and never really accomplish anything other than an achieved aesthetic. But if I can make a piece of art from a word that has real meaning, power, and relevance to a broad audience of people, then perhaps I am doing something a little more worthwhile with graffiti.
As always, I’ll end this post with my favorite farewell:
PEACE & RESPECT,