Thursday, September 16, 2010

About a fortnight ago, I went to Dragon Con. A couple of days me and my brother stayed with a friend who goes to Georgia Tech but the other days we took Marta (the train) downtown. On the last day of riding Marta we had to wait a good 15-20 minutes for our train to arrive, so in order to amuse myself I did a dash of graffiti on this large metal fan that they put down there to combat the sweltering southern heat.

So just today I get a text message from a friend who sends me a photo. If you look closely at the left wing of the buff angel, someone came in with ball-point pen and tried to fix the wing. The funny thing is... I really like what they did. I was trying to do some weird perspective on the wing that matched with the character's stance, but what this girl or guy did looks so much better.

It actually feels really great to be connected to a complete stranger in such a minuscule way. Its like my mitten has been worn by someone else and I can still feel the warmth from that other hand. What I'm trying to say is, mittens are warm and Atlanta is hotter than hell...? Well, whatever the moral is, go out and inadvertently collaborate on drawings with complete strangers. Its mankind's way of waving to you from across the busy street of life.


  1. Wow, this is so awesome. It would so rock to just have a great big public jam piece where people could come by and add little bits. Maybe it's time I started defacing more public property.

  2. that's cool!
    just found your blog and look forward to following it :)

  3. Yes! a public jam piece would be amazing, like a giant mural of a 100 artists or something, that'd be awesome sauce.