Femme Fierce: Leake Street All Female Take Over

My timing in terms of availability for travel this Spring is–to say the least–utterly tragic. First, I missed hanging out with the street artists in Cairo during Phase 2 of the WOW campaign. And now, to add insult to injury I will be missing a mega-event for female graffiti artists in London on March 8th…International Women’s… Read More

Notes on 5Pointz: Feelings, Responses, and the Desire to “Save”

Just before 7PM on Tuesday November 19th (Abu Dhabi time), I glanced down at my phone to get my social networking “fix” before class. I scanned the latest tweets and status updates. And there it was: Rage. Disbelief. Shock. Sadness. I went through each “stage of mourning” in about 60 seconds. Trying to explain to… Read More

Get Up for 5PTZ! A Request from Meres

In support of Saving 5 Pointz, Meres has asked that “supporters from around the world can take a day and do a save 5 pointz piece..then post on the official 5 pointz page..we have court this Wednesday..would be a great way to show the world how far the hand of support goes.” Recent Example Taken… Read More

Following Carmen Sandiego..er Miss17 Around Athens

There really is nothing better than traveling and finding that Miss17 has been there and there and there and there and well, everywhere! My trip to Athens was extra special because she left me a present. So, we went on an adventure and followed her around the city. I made a cheesy video from photos cause… Read More

Let’s Be Clear: Aiko and Faith47 ARE NOT “female Banksys”

I have a Google Alert set up so I know when anything with the terms “Female graffiti writers” appears on the Internet. As you might expect, it’s not that active but it does populate something every now and again. Today, it notified me about an article posted a few days ago on The Independent: “In search of a female Banksy:… Read More

An Open Letter to the Wolkoff Family

October 9, 2013 Dear Wolkoff Family, I perused my Facebook newsfeed while drinking my coffee this morning (as per my morning ritual), and came across Nir’s and Bagli’s piece from yesterday’s Times. I sighed and thought, “let’s see what the latest news is.” Sometimes, being in the “future” is a very strange thing indeed. You see,… Read More

The largest graffiti art commission in history?! O1NE Yas Island

I finally got to the wall at O1NE Yas Island!!! A few of my students came (along with the most excellent photographer Scott Barfield) and we spent an hour basking in the literal awesomeness of this wall. The basics: 18 international artists, 5500 cans of paint, about 15? lifts, and an 18 meter high 2,500… Read More

More Sneak Previews of Production on YAS island

Just a little update if anyone is paying attention. Facebook is a magical thing with lots of photos. It seems there is a team of writers (because the wall is GIANT), one of whom is ZEDZ from the Netherlands. Armed with 5500 cans here are some more process shots found on Facebook. Photos courtesy of RS… Read More