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Donning Safety Equipment

Donning Safety Equipment

An interesting development in sculpture class … Dr. Pace introduces us to a “graffiti artist” , a young man who is now an undergraduate at South Texas College. His goal in going to art school is to learn to “come off the wall” … this means to leave 2D (painting on a flat surface) and move into the 3D world (painting or constructing objects which have 3 dimensions – called sculpture).  To do this he devised a 3D version of his tagging name made by using wire and papier-mache fixed on a board. He has hung up his graffiti status and is now an “aerosol artist” but still a “tagger” (one who tags locations with his name).

Aerosol Can Tops

Aerosol Can Tops

He showed us his fonts and the different tops he uses on top of the aerosol can. I could not decipher the letters of his tag name but he insists there is an “S” and an “A” on this board … and a “R”. His friends could read it instantly.

Steven Morin

Steven Morin

Donning his safety gear he began a series of sweeping moves, waving his hand steadily back and forth, up and down, to cover the letters with paint from a few angles.

Steven Morin

Steven Morin

He began with yellow spray …

Steven Morin

Steven Morin

then red …

Steven Morin

Steven Morin

and added blue.

Steven Morin and 3D Signature

Steven Morin and 3D Signature

Steven Morin "Sarin"

Steven Morin "Sarin"

He has a “signature” out in the world of graffiti art which is not revealed. None of the guys who do this want to be known … except to other graffiti makers who recognize each other by signature. Steven said “I can go up and down railroad cars left on a side rail and tell you who did this one and who did that one even though they live thousands of miles away.  It is a community and we judge each others work.”

Tagged Railroad Car, Fresno CA, 2099

Tagged Railroad Car, Fresno CA, 2099

Commissioned Wall featuring several Graffiti artists, including Steven Morin

Commissioned Wall featuring several Graffiti artists, including Steven Morin

Steven Morin "A Manifestation of Calligraphy"

Steven Morin "A Manifestation of Calligraphy"

Signature of an artist on commissioned wall

Signature of an artist on commissioned wall

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