Summertime Graffiti

Inspired by Nina Lise’s quilt that she
sent to the Festival of Quilts in
Birmingham, UK, I was thinking
of summer in the city.

One of the things I enjoy seeing
always is graffiti.  I know it annoys
some and I certainly don’t condone
hate messages, but I am talking about
pure drawing on walls that
to me brighten’s the city landscape.

If often think of graffiti as urban speak,
a way for those who don’t always have
a voice, maybe never have a voice, to
speak and say hey we are here.
Drawing as a way of saying we are alive.

In the spirit of both Nina Lise’s quilt and
graffiti and my continued exploration of
this weaving that I am making, I used the
back of a Kashi frozen pizza box and some
recycled magazine pages that had been glued
together to create my version of summertime

Rural speak recycle.

12 Responses to “Summertime Graffiti”

  1. Joyce at Calico Paint August 20, 2010 at 5:00 pm #

    Oh, wow! You have really captured hot summer graffiti. I love it.

  2. Mrs Moen August 20, 2010 at 5:20 pm #

    Your woven pieces really speak to me. I too appreciate "good" grafitti and love how different artists have been allowed to decorate some builings and walls. It's strange; I was actually taking pictures of one of those buildings yesterday.

  3. Snap August 20, 2010 at 6:05 pm #

    Looking good. Love these woven masterpieces!!!!!!

  4. Heloise August 20, 2010 at 6:56 pm #


  5. amy August 21, 2010 at 2:52 pm #

    Love this and all the pretty color! I like graffiti of color and beauty too. 🙂

  6. Beate Knappe August 21, 2010 at 4:55 pm #

    Amazing! – I love that it is woven and for me it looks really about summer feelings!!!!

  7. sophie munns August 22, 2010 at 12:04 am #

    Hi Corrine,
    loving these woven works…
    you seem to be having a fabulous time creating…enjoy…its looking great!

  8. Jill Eudaly August 22, 2010 at 2:13 pm #

    I'm a BIG recycler, love the materials and look of your work.

  9. August 22, 2010 at 3:09 pm #

    Beautiful artwork. Love what you have done. It's really fantastic!!

  10. Laurie August 22, 2010 at 3:58 pm #

    Thank you so much for sending me some of your inspiration! I blogged about it last night:

  11. Marilyn Rock August 22, 2010 at 4:09 pm #

    This is jaw dropping to me! I love it!

  12. Steph August 26, 2010 at 11:34 pm #

    another amazing piece, Corrine….I so love your art!!!

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