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The Art of Abandon

The Art of Abandon
THE ART OF ABANDONAs I flâneured my way through Wellington I couldn't’t help but be enticed into the various alleyways and crevices of the city’s design. These alleyway’s led to no where and their usability was obsolete yet their rustic appearance was simply captivating. Many would deem these abandoned spaces collateral damage of the human existence. Other would call these spaces canvas’. I argue that these “others”, other wise knows as street artists, are creating explicitly for flâneurs as they share a passion for contributing parts of their being to the urban environment for the flâneur’s to discover and create a “narrative” (Lucas, 171) for. A lot of people have a problem with street art as they want to hold on to the imagery of the past. Yet they don’t understand how fast we forget the old layout of their city and become accustomed to the new form. Many people use the title vandalism for street art, yet these artists are just redefining a space which was once completely abandoned.My editing choices were just as important as my photography choices. The original colour distortion was to add emphasis on how street art adds vibrancy to the otherwise dull colours of these buildings. Towards the end the colour distortion was to show that as the earth keeps spinning the streets will forever continue to change and develop. Lucas, R (2008) ‘Taking A Line For A Walk”: Walking As An Aesthetic Practice. Ways Of Walking: Ethnography And Practice On Foot. Hampshire: Ashgate.
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