Another Ad For Church

(h/t: Neatorama for finding this)

Ever heard of reverse graffiti?

A number of street artists around the world have taken to expressing themselves through an innovative practice known as Reverse Graffiti. Taking a cue from the “Wash Me” messages scrawled on the back of delivery trucks, they seek out soot covered surfaces and inscribe them with images, tags, and even advertising slogans using scrub brushes, scrapers and pressure hoses.

Now that is a contemporary urban art form rich with theological implications.

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Comments

  1. daniel so says:

    David — What an incredible expression of art and protest. The imagery of the skulls as a silent reminder of the environmental impact of all that traffic speaks volumes. I love that they couldn’t figure out what to do with this artist — after all, he was actually *cleaning* the surfaces with his work.

    While I don’t know too much about the graffiti world, I have always been moved by Banksy’s work — particularly his work in the West Bank.

    We, as the church, could definitely use more grassroots, guerrilla creativity like this.

  2. G says:

    This is sooo cool and inspiring. It’s got the creative gears in my head turning again! Thanks!

  3. David Park says:

    Daniel and G, me too! I think this is fascinating both in metaphor and as an urban art form. I wonder how I might apply this where I live, but man, I can’t even tag my own name…LAME-O

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