Thanking Kathee Kozell for alerting me to this interesting website regarding cultural implications/applications of photo artwork in public spaces -- location: Navajo Nation; photos: by Chip Thomas
His site: http://speakingloudandsayingnothing.blogspot.com/
Here's the intro to that page but I urge readers to go check out the actual photos -- and the landscapes they are part of!
inspired by diego rivera, keith haring, jr, shepard fairey, blu, limpo, os gemeos, herbert baglione and judith supine, urban guerrilla art assault returns outdoors:
"BIG". this project is about putting art in public space. yet, its evolving into a dialog with the community with which i've lived and worked for the past 22 years as we discuss art, culture, and traditions. questions that have arisen include what does it mean to place art in common spaces in a culture without a tradition of public art?
how do i do this project in a way that's culturally sensitive yet still expresses my creative interests?
is it okay to paste without permission?
The conversations around these questions have been stimulating. Now another artist is adding his/her own wheat paste images. i give thanks for that dialog and stimulation from this person's work as well.
Thanks to the creative muses who have conspired to help me re-imagine and to see anew this land in which i've lived for the past 22 years. indeed, it's back to the beginner's mind. wheat pasting the rez since 2009! here's to growth, understanding, inspiration...
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