Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Graffiti Murals


I caught a glimpse of some murals in an alley near downtown Phoenix so I made a turn into the alley to get a closer look.  The walls all along this alley were covered in that combination of graffiti and art work.


This looks more like graffiti to me but, that's probably just my opinion.


This section is a little more artistic.


And a nicely done portrait appears in this section.  

11 comments:

Stefan Jansson said...

I wonder what Cynthia's story was.

Christine said...

Very colourful and artistic!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I see this here too Sharon, a combination of art and 'artistic' tagging, I wonder if it's a collaborative effort between the two?

Judy Ryer said...

Lots of color on that wall!

Steve Reed said...

The line between mural and tag can sometimes be vague! All these pieces seem quite artistic to me, in use of color and proportion of lettering. I wonder who the portraits are, and the stories behind them?

Looks like Cynthia Garcia was 73 when she died. Might simply be a memorial to someone who died of natural causes.

RedPat said...

Sometimes the skewed letters can be quite artistic but they aren't my favorites either.

bill burke said...

Very colourful art, sometimes combined with tag like lettering, they can be hard to decipher. I like them and it was a great find. I was wondering who was Cynthia Garcia.

William Kendall said...

The Cynthia Garcia one stands out to me.

Jack said...

At first I was taken back to see Cynthia Garcia's dates, but she was not especially young (though only 3 years older than I!) so it is probably a tribute to a mother or grandmother of the artist. Is the whole grouping art or graffiti? Yes.

Halcyon said...

So much fantastic color! I think these graffiti style murals are ok when they're limited to certain places (and not tagged on private buildings, etc.).

Kate said...

This artwork would be every hard to miss because of the bold colours. I like the images of humans and enjoy the different styles of the portraits and that of the other images.