Weekend Wandering

Snosatra-6Some of the great bloggers I follow regularly do weekend wanderings. I do too, but seldom document them. Last weekend however, I went to see a great number of graffiti artists re-decorate a derelict industrial estate in Stockholm’s southern suburbs. Some top world artists were there and it was just so interesting to watch the artwork take form. I was there for a few hours on Friday and Saturday. The Friday was miserably cold (4 degrees. At least it was plus 4) and not many spectators were there. The Saturday was nice and sunny and the place was packed out. Some great images were erased to make place for new ones. This is one aspect of graffiti that I really like: transient artworks that can be enjoyed for now but that does not necessarily have to remain for ever and a day. Not to mention that it does not become collectors’ items that can only be enjoyed by the super rich.

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4 thoughts on “Weekend Wandering

  1. Oh!!! I am so happy you went there!!!! Super cool pictures… I think it is art…I wonder what Michel Angelo would say about this, but must be difficult to paint on walls, and keep proportions,,,, 🙂
    Great shots!

    • Thanks! The artists were running back and forth a lot to see the overall picture. I was impressed that they managed to see the whole image from a distance and then keep this in mind when painting. Some paintings were group efforts with one painting and the others keeping track.

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