People may argue that graffiti and other forms of street is a form of vandalism, others on the other side of the spectrum say that it is an outlet to those producing this specific form of art. It allows strangers from all over to see the message and take away what they will with it. Gang members have taken away from street art and have made it more of a nuisance. They made it more about marking their territory rather than allowing a message to be told.
Chicago is covered with street art. Statues lay across the city, graffiti decorate the walls, and odd objects capture the attention of passerby’s. Especially near the logan square area. Logan square is covered in graffiti. On the blue line train near the division stop is a huge poster of a ferret that is crawling over a door on a building. The building is small and hidden behind others, but the ferret is easily seen on the train. Walking down the street the ferret won’t be seen because it is behind the building. The artist must have had this in mind when considering that specific building. The buildings that surround that location are brown and all brick, then once you see the ferret that is painted over white paper the art just pops at it’s audience.
Passing this building almost everyday, the ferret becomes something to look forward to. The artist must have carefully chosen that specific location in the hopes that strangers on the train will have something in common at one specific moment in time; and that is looking at the modest graffiti art. Careful planning must have been used to place the claws of the ferret over the door frame. The artist had to plan out exactly where the each specific part of the animal would land on the building to allow the art to pop and become more realistic. 3D art is another amazing art for all on it’s own. Many artists have mastered the form and had been able to trick the mind into perceiving something that is drawn on a flat surface to be 3D.