Learning how to create public art & make change.
Wheatpasting by Joe Caslin as part of a project entitled "Our Nation’s Sons."
“The aim of the project ‘Our Nation’s Sons’ is to use portraits drawings as a tool to provoke and question current representations of young men in today’s society. The media openly ridicules and demonises this generational group. By using words such as NED and CHAV we continually push young people out of society and slowly beat them into apathy. I want to change this.
I enlisted a group of young lads from the local area to help with this street art project. I named the lads the Tyros, a latin word meaning learner or apprentice, and we set about making our mark on the city streets of Edinburgh.” -Joe Caslin
"The problem with being "flavor of the month" of the art world is that it can disempower others from believing they can be doing the same thing. The truth is, any group of individuals could get together, and are getting together, to get information out on the street." -Gran Fury
The Illuminated Mural. Artists: Katie Craig and Brandon Dougerty. Location: 2937 East Grand Boulevard, Detroit, MI. Photo by me.
Source: Gran Fury. Gran Fury: Read My Lips. Comp. Michael Cohen. New York: 80WSE, 2011 . Visit the Gran Fury exhibition at NYU through March 17 at 80 Washington Sq. East.