Art on walls has been around literally since they first invented the wheel. Nope, scrap that, since probably well before that! This type of art tells stories, represents cultures, expresses emotions that can be out of place in other forums and, often, well, just plain old brighten up a boring space.
In the course of our being uploaded to our workplace’s website, we were asked about our hobbies and interests. Among the many excellent activities that Dan enjoys, he happened to mention that he really loves discovering, appreciating and photographing street art and graffiti and added that finding walls is a great way to explore a place and its culture. The look he received from others in the room provided a reminder that not everyone appreciates this medium and, further, perhaps misses the point that street art can be much more than grubby tags on your garage door. Sometimes people just don’t get it.
Kuala Lumpur is a place that has really given us some wicked example of street art to check out. The diverse and incredible art that lines the Sungai Klang riverbanks can prove a concrete wall, (or a garage door!) can become something beautiful when art is encouraged.
Short interlude before we are back on the shores of the sub-continent! See you soon.