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  1. Bill M says:

    First thing I thought of when I read about black arms reaching out from the ground was the boarding school (Near Orlando, I think) where many young black men were sent and later killed and buried in make-shift graves. The site was unearthed about 2015 or so and the graves discovered.

    Street art done without the destruction of property can be really interesting, I recall a movie about a school where a non conformance kind of Dr. was appointed the principle. He had many unconventional, but interesting to the students, ways of teaching. One was that he had the street artists repaint the walls of the cafeteria that the school board would not spring for the money to paint.

    Perhaps giving students something to do they like and they learn all along the way may end or at least reduce the short attention spans that seem to be causing all kinds of problems across all society.

    Perhaps with enough digital garbage society will evolve into the Eloi of The Time Machine, no books, no anything.

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    1. mcfeats says:

      You might be thinking of a site uncovered near Tallahassee. It was some sort of juvenile detention center. I think they worked children to death and simply hid the bodies.

      I incorporated a “street art” project into a lit course once. Using chalk on cement, they created art based on the short stories we read. I was worried the whole thing would fail, but it worked out pretty well.

      You were right that we might be facing some hurricanes this season. Speaking an an Eloi, I’m pretty sure I’m doooooommed.


  2. L.T. Hanlon says:

    I wonder how graffiti changed with the advent of spraypaint. At the very least, it became less work.

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    1. mcfeats says:

      What’s fun about the topic is that there’s really no authority on the subject. When it began depends on how one defines it. If it’s permitted, is it no longer graffiti? Do we use the word “graffiti” for one image but “street art” for something else?

      There’s some wild stuff out there. Check out Blu, an Italian graffiti artist. It’s graffiti but also stop-motion video. I can’t imagine how long it took to make: https://youtu.be/sMoKcsN8wM8


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