August 6, 2006

just can it!


I've always been an advocate of the saying "Say It, Don't Spray It!" only because here in KL, grafitti is usually an act of vandalism more than an expression of creativity and art unlike in other countries where I've stood admiring walls of spray-can art. This is a clarion call to Malaysian owners of spray paint. Invest some time in your art and create something that's worthy getting the authorities's knickers in a twist for. No, no, I'm not encouraging vandalism. It's creativity that I'm committed to. If you want to do it, go for it and do it right. That goes for everything in life really. No worries, no insecurities. Leave all that at the door. Believe in what you can achieve, keep breathing and leap... the net will appear.

12 Comments:

Anonymous anne said...

Totally with you on this Edwin. Here in Manila we have lot's of that too...it's sad to see creativity being used as a way to destroy beauty...:(

3:29 PM  
Blogger Neorelix said...

Fully behind your clarion call E. Graffiti can be constructive, beautiful and thought-provoking.

6:15 PM  
Blogger Lucy said...

We have a museum show at the Brooklyn Museum of Art on grafitti right now, mainly because some of the most famous practitioners are from this part of town...

7:21 PM  
Blogger Marie McC said...

Oh yes! I've seen some graffiti that was totally beautiful, but this... I'm a believer in "If you're going to do something, do it right!"

Edwin, couldn't find an email address on your profile. You might want to check out Best of DP post for July 23-29. :-)

8:57 PM  
Blogger Passante said...

I was in Lille (France) a month ago and saw graffiti in some amazing places that made me ask, "How on earth did they do that?"

10:55 PM  
Blogger Lisi said...

hehe Ed, will you also think of me when you see lotus?

1:07 AM  
Blogger Lisi said...

nearly everyday! ok, that will do ;-)

1:44 AM  
Blogger Helen said...

Grafitti is a huge problem here in albuquerque. and it is not the art kind it's the destructive kind.

5:32 AM  
Blogger Mark said...

I've been leaping all my life and sometimes I've missed the net,strangly however I always bounce back up:)

6:31 AM  
Blogger Mile Stones said...

Well frankly Mr S, I am amazed that we are in total agreement on this. I mean that's only the first time today, which is now yesterday because it's past midnight here.

Now that doesn't happen very often, does it?
Only every day!!!

I get angry at the amount of places I see desecrated not by anything remotely artistic, butjust crappy coloured mess, from old monuments to picture-tiles to statues to walls of houses that don't deserve it. And it makes me wonder...Come back, Ella! I'm outtahere!

7:30 AM  
Blogger edwin s said...

For those of you who are wondering if Lisi has lost her marbles, then hop over to HKDP to read her comments. You funny lah girlfriend!

Mark, good to know you leap with or without the net. More people should try. The results are surprisingly revelational sometimes.

Stewart...

Judith, thanks for your link. Very creative whoever it was!

neorelix, exactly!

Helen, you must show us some of it.

Marie, thanks again ;)

Stewart...

Luccia, I wish I could come see this museum in Brooklyn. I appreciate grafitti art. I saw so much when i lived in Europe.

Stewart...email coming your way soon.

10:07 AM  
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