Monday, June 14, 2010

Kindred Spirit(s) in Belgrade

Graffiti Reflected in a Window in Belgrade
graffiti artist: unknown?

my painting Claim the Moment
acrylic on canvas, 30" x 40"
private collection, Fort Worth

Daryl of Out and about in New York City noticed the stylistic similarity between the work of the Belgrade graffiti artist(s) and my own work. She brought it to the attention of Bibi, who had taken the photograph and posted it on her blog A Yankee in Belgrade. Bibi wandered over here and said, yes, Daryl's right. You have an artful cousin scaling the walls in Belgrade. I went to check out things for myself.

For the record, this is no coincidence. When a wannabe graffiti virtuoso, a tourist from Santa Fe, with more than a little fear of heights, who is clumsy and skittish when it comes to scaffolding, when that tourist visits Belgrade and is introduced to the national drink...

...well, how you say it? Magic happens. Inhibitions and phobias are quickly shed and artistic courage heightens exponentially.