Monday, May 13, 2013

More graffiti

At work we have a new group of students taking their classes close to our office.   I met them this morning, then happened upon them later just as I was about to leave for the day.  Now why weren't they there last week?  That seems to be how the cookie crumbles sometimes.  I spend a week agonising about a FSO topic, then the following week something related will be right in front of me. 

How this graffiti art relates to their course, I didn't ask.  But I admired how they went about their creations.   And I think they enjoyed my interest.  

I'll be interested to see how this one turns out.  They told me where they will leave their art boards so I can pop over tomorrow and see the finished results.  

They weren't exactly chatty, I'm a bit old for them to feel comfortable communicating.  I speak in whole sentances and have a bit of trouble understanding two and three word responses.   But I discovered there isn't much of their kind of graffiti art around Whangarei, others tag over it as soon as it goes up.  But I was told where I can find some that isn't generally known about.  I will check it out tomorrow but suspect I may have to wait till summer to get a good look as it could involve getting wet.  Can't tell you where it is, I suspect they don't want everyone to know about it. 


  1. As I recall, you are not a fan of graffiti but some of these young folks are really good artists.
    Their comfort level with others is probably about the legal ramifications of doing this kind of artwork.
    Interesting photos. I hope you get to see the finished project.

  2. Pauline, talking to teenagers is easy.
    Approach them shuffling your feet and staring at the ground. Stand near them and say cool followed by a couple of grunts....Say Cool again and shuffle off.
    Next year they might be teaching English so maybe you'd better be quick.

  3. At least they didn’t consider you a boring old nosey woman and showed you the boards instead of hitting you with them.


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