I have always been drawn to the use of street art as a positive medium. Growing up, I only saw graffiti that showed obscene pictures and phrases. For young me, graffiti was simply a negative, a form of vandalism and nothing else. As I started attending UBC, I noticed work by a graffiti artist who spray painted flocks of stenciled birds up otherwise drab concrete stairwells. The campus displayed provocative statements on war and poverty that were both artistically beautiful and provoked thought. Unlike the obscene messages which were removed overnight by campus crews, these works of art remained in place through my degree.
On a recent trip to Granville Island, I noticed these stickers, placed on the posts by intersections.
On a much smaller scale than spray paint murals, they were little spots of positivity. I love them.
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