As the world becomes smaller and more information is made available to us, hopefully making us more tolerant of different points of view, it seems odd that there are still many places in the world where self-expression is frowned upon. Persecution of those who dare to assert their opinion in a creative manner is an old story that is being repeated daily as Malina Suliman, an Afghan graffiti artist, can attest. This form of art being practiced, sanctioned or not, is at its core statement-driven and this fortnight’s Two Cents Tuesday Challenge theme – Graffiti – would submit that it transcends borders.
Last week, Across the Bored was curious “What does graffiti look like to you?” – Political comment, die-hard declaration of love or mash-up missive to the world, cursive or abstract, community code, floral ode, tag on a train, scribble near a drain, Art or eyesore… We would love to see your vision.
For all those who are new readers to Across the Bored, some great entries and the guidelines for this fortnight’s challenge can be found here. Need more info or want to browse past themes? Have a look at HOW DOES THIS WORK.
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