Support Local Artists
Today's image is titled Support Local Artists and was photographed by Emily Mills.
Street art is an ubiquitous feature of urban life around the world, and Madison is certainly replete with the myriad forms that can be found on just about any surface, from elaborately painted murals and clever stencils to temporary chalkings and lazy tags. The best known example of this kind of art in town is the Mother Fool's Coffeehouse graffiti wall on Willy Street, which sports a rotating series of topical paintings, the latest being a portrait of the late Brendan "SOLVE" Scanlon, a East High School graduate and beloved figure in the Chicago street art community. Plenty more examples of this kind of art can be found around town, though.
This photo shows a mural on the side wall of Tranquil Tattoos, located at the intersection of North 1st Street and East Washington Avenue just across the Yahara River from downtown. Sporting skulls, a dragon, a peacock, and various other images of flight and fire in a rainbow of hues, the creation urges its viewers to "Support Your Local Artists." It is the first featured image in , she will be capturing and sharing images and thoughts on "the various pieces of stencil, tag, paste, chalk, and every other kind of street art we stumble onto in Madison." Appreciation is the key to this exercise, she emphasizes, and not a motivation to either "bust the artists or to condone vandalism.
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