Friday, March 28, 2008
Mazatlan, Pt. 5: Groovy Graffiti
I've written about my fascination with street art, and on one particular street in Mazatlan a stencil artist has been creating work both insightful and exciting to look at. The signature "Stencileame!", occasionally spray-painted alongside, is the only identifying mark, but this artist is definitely accomplished at his or her craft.
The piece above, with the words "Kill the war" next to the head, is approximately four feet wide by two feet high, but most are smaller like the Dali face on the left which is approximately eight inches square. This one (right) has the title "Fight against tele-garbage" and features the starfish character of Patrick from the Spongebob Squarepants cartoons with a board nailed to his head.
There's also the usual tagging and spray-painted graffiti here and there, but these editorial (and graphic) personal creative statements really capture my attention.
Read the other posts about my trip to Mazatlan: The Historic Scene, The Mercado Central, The Fungus Among Us, Evening on the Plazuela Machado, Bewitching Breakfast and Adios.