Visual Culture

Connect, Create, Inspire

Friday, July 17, 2009

Why Graffiti Is A Good Thing

The people over at Halogenlife introduced us to a provocative interview they conducted with Oakland-based artist Favianna Rodriguez. She is the co-founder of East Side Arts Alliance, which has grown into an artistic sanctuary for the local community. In the piece Rodriguez explains “Why Graffiti is a Good Thing”

We’ve included an excerpt from the interview below. To read it in full go here.

Art is a tool with which to organize and inspire. I think we really have to do this, especially as a woman artist and as a woman of color. The stories we experience are universal. Things are happening all over the world. We ghettoize and see them as happening only to us. But in reality that’s our being resilient and determined and surviving within negative experiences. It’s a celebration of humanity. What happens in Oakland is happening in many cities around the world. We can inspire people.

posted by Oberholtzer Creative Staff at 4:36 pm  

2 Comments »

  1. Thanks for taking the time to write this content. It is always good to read someones perspective. I need to make some time to return and browsethe otherof the site. thanks.

    Comment by Kids toy kitchens — January 14, 2011 @ 10:12 am

  2. I must know where you got your layout from im trying to start my own blog and yours is the coolest.

    Comment by Link building — January 14, 2011 @ 12:22 pm

RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URI

Leave a comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Powered by WordPress