Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Crimes of Passion

I was working on this piece today using a (Graffiti Art) image given to us from Kimmie for the Digital Whisper challenge and it turned into a rather bright and colorful collage so I think it works well for the Theme Thursday challenge (Bright Colors) also .
There is some amazing graffiti art out there ranging from straight out obscene vandalism to beautiful art! I have a wonderful book "Graffiti Women" Street Art From Five Continents by Nicholas Ganz and I recommend it for viewing and perhaps giving the reader a new perspective on this crime of passion.

28 comments:

  1. Stunning colours and fabulous design, Lori.

    Great artwork.

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  2. oh wow!!! wonderful work and I love the colours you used...you are amazing Lori!!!

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  3. Being from a small town in the midwest in the 80s, I had never seen graffiti. The first time I saw it was on a business trip to Los Angeles. I was taken by the artistic nature and pure beauty I saw in it. I was shocked to learn that residents hated it and thought only a visitor could ever see beauty in it. Graffiti is now so popular, I have read that many artists, including fiber and quilt artists, are now creating their own graffiti signatures. I'm going to try to find this book, because I am still drawn to graffiti, although I have seen the destruction it can cause close to my own neighborhood.

    Your depiction of this sensitive subject is moving. So unlike much of your art, I love this unexpected burst of bright color. It's good to see that you are able to cover two challenges with this incredible digital piece.

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  4. I've always admired the artist abilities of the graffitists, but let's face it. Most of them do their art on someone else's property. Having said that, I do love your piece. The colors are stunning.

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  5. i love this composition and I love the colors.. how fun!
    Hugs, Darlene

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  6. Wow Lori very impressive creation.
    Your layers are perfect. Love your fantastic work.

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  7. stunning piece of heaven! I love how divine it is.

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  8. Wow, what a fantastic work.

    Rosie

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  9. This is a really fabulous, beautiful work of art! :)

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  10. She has the look of one who is a bit satisfied at whatever she has just done in the name of passion. Satisfaction I think.

    Really stunning.

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  11. She's absolutely beautiful and positively stunning! The way you've used color in this piece is brilliant! Bravo! Hugs, Terri xoxo

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  12. So beautiful....such vibrant and rich colours..wow....I am going to 'follow' your blog and will definatly be back again:D See you in Kelly class and thanks soooo much for popping into my place.

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  13. Magnifique Lori !
    C'est très beau !
    Amicalement Mary.KG

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  14. This piece is wonderful! Not only the colours..but the layering and composition is perfect! love, love, love it!

    have a great and creative day!
    ciao bella
    creative carmelina

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  15. One of my favorites and I have many of yours. xxoo

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  16. absolutely wonderful, I love the script and the color is so intese!

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  17. I love the colors you chose for this piece. It's a wonderful presentation! I've been attracted to graffiti art lately. I know about all of the negatives, but there is that strange allure for me. Thanks for the info about the book. It sounds like something I'll definitely check out.

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  18. Not only bright, but hot too! Gorgeous piece, Lori! My husband has worked in rail yards for many years and has collected some great photos of graffiti done on rail cars. This book sounds intriguing and I love that you can shift in many directions with your art, it is very cool - Cheers!

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  19. Thank you Lori for stopping by my blog and leaving such lovely comment.
    Your creations are incredible! I love them all! I will bookmark your blog so I can come back often to enjoy all your art.
    Have a great weekend!

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  20. Fantastic and so magical
    jay

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  21. A wonderful image, love the colours.

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  22. Wow! This is so beautiful!

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