Graffiti Love

Italian graffiti artist, Blu, is featured on Colossal today.  Seeing such obvious statements of the social and political reality in Italy reminds me of the importance of art when it comes to educating the masses.  Go into any church in Italy and you'll see frescoes covering every square centimeter.  Ancient walls and ceilings were not only canvases but opportunities to display a message, tell a story of hope, redemption, death and resurrection.  The paintings were commissioned with religion in … [Read more...]

You Can’t Run Into a Burning Building If You Don’t Love Things on Fire

At first it starts off small; manifesting as rebellion against what most would call "normal." At some point you can no longer pretend to accept and in this awareness you subconsciously commit. You reject.  You leave.  You close a door and open a window. Not to jump out, even though yes, you've thought of that too, but to let in the outside.  Get air. You do things you never thought you would or could. You leave the family that made you because they abandon you first, have … [Read more...]