Perseverance as well as patience are personality traits that you will undoubtedly learn in order to overcome the tremendous obstacles that paralysis creates. How far would you go to express yourself? How often would you fail before you give up?
That Tempt's tag is so clean, that his style is so apparent it looks like he drew it with his hand, is incredible. The fact that he's produced work for a joint show alongside the cream of street art, just using his eyes, is mind-blowing.
I stood looking at the photo. No one would think we were the same person. My hair was long again, my figure was trim and my kids were tall and lanky, bounding around the store. There was the ghost of motherhood past, staring back at me with bleary eyes.
His face is painted as a mural on the wall of a brick building next to a deli in my neighborhood. The mural is simple and carelessly done, but it always holds the power to jar me out of my post-work stupor.
On the sidewalks of the Lower East Side in New York City where I live, people write graffiti into the concrete. As I walk around with my dog Sage, I take notes of their location to come back later to make rubbings of them, my dog Sage, by my side.
The subway's exteriors have been art-free since 1989, but the war has never really ended. New York City remains rigidly opposed to the very aesthetic of graffiti -- even if the art in question is perfectly legal.
It's an ordinary white garage door, but when Lady Pink rolls it up, the eyes, surprisingly, are assaulted by a kaleidoscope of color. In this space, which was built to house two cars, Lady Pink, The Grandmother of Graffiti, makes her studio.