Week 4 -Art Experience – Graffiti Writing

As much as I would have loved to go to Venice this weekend, I couldn’t as I had to be in Mammoth for a collegiate regional snowboard competition. With these great views though, it’s hard to complain. Theres no other place I’d rather do this project.

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Getting inspired by the landscape.

I used the side of a TV box that we where about to throw away as my canvas. I also found some spray paint in the garage. I packed all of this in the car Wednesday night in preparation for doing this on Fridays after snowboarding.

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We found an empty lot well off the 395 near the Mammoth Airport and set up shop. I just got a couple colors and decided to go for it. First, outlining my name in black, then filling it in with two different green colors.

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The finished product.

I loved how the brown cardboard and the shades of green in my name fit in so well with the landscape. I then, decided to add the silver and black jagged lines to mimic the snow covered peaks in the distance.  This place is truly inspiring and I think my work reflects that.

Graffiti writing is difficult. I’ve used spray paint before but never to try to draw something out with it. I am pretty happy with the results though. For doing it completely freehand with no real planing I think it came out pretty good.

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