Sunday, February 03, 2008


Being that I've finally put together all my applications for graduate school, I thought I'd get out of the house and take some pictures of the street art that covers our neighborhood. For the most part, the graffiti is just bad tagging and little craftsmanship, but there are some things that I think actually qualify as good decoration.
recycling bin
little girl
They don't seem to have the same stigma about graffiti here as they do in the States; it's not a sign of a bad neighborhood, nor does its presence lower rents in the area. It's just the norm. I like it - it dresses up the streets even when the weather is grey and gloomy.
Everyone looking forward to Super Tuesday? I know I am. I can't wait to see what happens. I'll definitely be up all night waiting for that...hopefully I'll be able to stay awake for the class I have to teach the next morning! In the meantime, I'll just do a bunch of crosswords kindly sent to us by Brad's grandma and revel in the fact that I finished my applications. I figure I've got a couple weeks before I start stressing out about the results, so I'll enjoy the peace while I can. Everybody wish me luck...


heather m. said...

Hey- good luck, katie. Not that you need it ;)

And thanks for the lovely pics. san diego has tons and tons of legitimate, fairly boring murals (mostly depicting the ocean, would you believe?), but not a whole lot of actual grafitti. Coming from the Bay Area, it's definitely something i truly miss.
Although, they do have an awesome habit of having someone paint (artistically) all of the big grey electric power boxes on the sidewalks, so every single one is actually a work of art. Pretty nifty indeed.
Well! Tangent. Sorry! Good to hear from you, as always.

Anonymous said...

That is some very good artwork. My favorite is the first one. It looks like some kind of fantasy game character. You would think with all of the artists at nearby Evergreen State College that we would get some good graffiti around here, but it's all a bunch of juvenile anarchist crap. I'm anxious to here how the apps for grad school pan out for you. Let us all know!
Miss you and tell Brad hello!
Kelly Ann