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Why do we do what we do?

Discussion in 'Third Rail' started by Kreature, Oct 17, 2001.

  1. Kreature

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    Why do we do what we do?

    Discussion started by Kreature - Oct 17, 2001

    I think about this alot, and i came to the conclusion that i just want to be heard and express myself, tell the world that i exist. i was just wondering what other people thought.


    peace
     
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  2. Vanity

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    Vanity - Replied Oct 17, 2001

    i have a small penis
     
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  3. Kreature

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    Kreature - Replied Oct 17, 2001

    hahaha. dammit.
     
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    artistic.intercourse - Replied Oct 17, 2001

    i live sniffing the paint fumes in the breeze.... :D :crazy: :eek:
     
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    ogrBDC - Replied Oct 18, 2001

    i'm afraid that i am going to die very soon and noone will remember me. so i make sure they wont.
     
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    ZackAttack - Replied Oct 18, 2001

    two reasons (for me)

    1. I like to make the place i live more pleasant to the eye.
    2. I get a kick out of making people wonder. (for the people who don't know much about graff)
     
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    ZackAttack - Replied Oct 18, 2001

    ...i almost feel like a dork now for responding with a normal answer. i reply before i read other replies and noticed i'm the geek here. hahah
     
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    inkjunkie34 - Replied Oct 18, 2001

    you are the dork
     
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    NOVAGIRL - Replied Oct 18, 2001

    i do it cause it feels goooood...and i have this burning, itching desire to wreck...like my chest gets all tight just typing this...if i don't paint soon someone is gonna get hit......

    graff is the great tension releaser...like sex and drugs...
     
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    i paint to give the city character, take away from the bland buildings.
    -cdz $0.02:idea:
     
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    ZackAttack - Replied Oct 18, 2001


    ..are you single?.....hahah jk
     
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    scream - Replied Oct 19, 2001

    I paint 2 express myself. I paint 2 create mental stimulation within others. I want 2 be remembered once I'm dead and am therefore leaving MY mark on the world. I love 2 see graf by others, and therefore presume others like 2 see stuff 2, so I give 4 them.
    Most importantly - I'm doing it strictly 4 the love of it!!!
     
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    Zodiac - Replied Oct 19, 2001

    Its a part of human fucking nature man! Think about it in ancient civilizations those motherfuckers wrote all over the wall and told about theyre life. thats the same with writers today exept they tell about theyre life in they're art. why do you think all these dumbasses go into bathrooms and write "COCK" in shit ass letter? they want to be heard, they are just confused is all. thats how i know graffiti will never go away cause human nature never changes.:king:
     
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    stratodab - Replied Oct 20, 2001

    i paint for numerous reasons. i guess the most simple answer is that it challenges me. it's a challenge to sketch better outlines, make letters more balanced & have them create a certain atmosphere. color schemes fall under the design aspect of graff too.

    then there's challenge of doing something illegal which carries heavy penalties for being caught. i find scoping out spots, getting to them, dodging the heat and getting away clean to be extremely rewarding. the tension i feel when i'm in a vulnerable spot and the satisfaction i get seeing it in the morning are unparalleled.

    And then there's the control of the medium itself. Painting requires a whole separate set of skills than drawing does. I guess the movement is more from the shoulder than the wrist, but at any rate, it feels completely different. Mixing colors, making crisp lines and not dripping all present challenges that arent really present in other art media.

    beyond that, i find the concept of graff to be captivating. i mean, the idea of painting a freight, which will be gone at dawn and off touring the country for the next decade is pretty crazy. sort of giving a bit of yourself to the world. graff is all the more interesting when it's unwanted. people dont want it on their buildings, trains, or trucks but they get it anyway. passerby's dont usually want to see graff, but they're subjected to it anyway. it's mysterious and usually misunderstood. i guess another part of the allure is knowing that i'm part of such a shadowy subculture.

    im approaching twenty but never have i felt more angst-ridden. the screen name "crush kill destroy" always pops in my head when i'm out on the town. i feel like i'm tearing at the fabric of society and at the same time making it all the more vibrant and virile. how many other hobbies can you say that about?
     
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    Boring Bastard - Replied Oct 20, 2001

    I'd love to give a good answer but I'm going to go with a very simple one........ "Because I'm an overgrown dumbshit who likes writing on fr8 trains.." It's so fucking complex to explain to everyone who asks so I just don't talk about it.... It's like a drug habit that no one is supposed to know about.
     
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