The Power of a Rainbow Graffiti
January 7, 2011 § 3 Comments
If I’m not unloading my miseries onto my friends when I’m having a bad day, I’m probably sitting in front of my computer, pouting at the screen. The internet is my go-to place to escape reality and just immerse myself with the endless (and mindless) flow of data, images and videos out in the virtual space. It’s distracting but in these cases, a distraction I welcome.
These awesome rainbow graffiti’s have been showing up in Albuquerque, New Mexico:
Simple but effective. Someone got to the top of the roof and poured paint in the order of ROY G BV. Talk about making bold statements. Unlike a lot of the really shitty tagging that exists, these rainbow graffiti’s are beautiful. I think the really enhance the aesthetics of the buildings.
This “rainbow warrior” has generated a lot of buzz and admiration. Of course, not everyone is singing his praises (check this article); cops and city officials are furious with the clean-up costs and vow to hunt the guy down. Here’s an interview of this alleged “rainbow warrior”.
To the rainbow warrior (if you are out there) – seeing these pictures immediately brought a smile on my face. I get really happy everytime I think about those rainbows on the side of the buildings. I love it not just because of the ingenuity and simplicity behind it but because also because of the symbolic meaning that rainbows hold. Rainbows mark the end of a thunderstorm and the beginning of a bright sunny day; just how I want to end all my bad days.
(pictures via Aesthetics of Joy)