sure there are real march flowers, i’ve been enjoying the crocus and daffodils, but i was struck by these today on my ride down michigan ave to american indian health for an urban roots class i was teaching. on the way back i grabbed a couple of shots.
say what you want against graffiti, i’ve heard all the arguments, and i do have issues with low quality tags especially on buildings that are still occupied. i am however a big fan of public art, and especially the stencil, and i’ve been enjoying these flowers that have been popping up around town. during the winter in particular i like the way they brought color to the otherwise grey detroit winter, and the vitality that flowers bring to a space.
and i think they kind of call into question graffiti – which is seen as something that makes an area look worse, but these i think do just the opposite.