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Why do we do what we do?

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

  1. Kreature

    Kreature Member

    Joined: Mar 27, 2001 Messages: 617 Likes Received: 0
    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
     
  2. Vanity

    Vanity Veteran Member

    Joined: Apr 11, 2000 Messages: 7,673 Likes Received: 6
    i have a small penis
     
  3. Kreature

    Kreature Member

    Joined: Mar 27, 2001 Messages: 617 Likes Received: 0
  4. artistic.intercourse

    artistic.intercourse Member

    Joined: Jun 3, 2001 Messages: 320 Likes Received: 0
    i live sniffing the paint fumes in the breeze.... :D :crazy: :eek:
     
  5. ogrBDC

    ogrBDC Junior Member

    Joined: Aug 28, 2001 Messages: 188 Likes Received: 0
    i'm afraid that i am going to die very soon and noone will remember me. so i make sure they wont.
     
  6. ZackAttack

    ZackAttack Senior Member

    Joined: Jun 4, 2001 Messages: 2,207 Likes Received: 0
    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)
     
  7. ZackAttack

    ZackAttack Senior Member

    Joined: Jun 4, 2001 Messages: 2,207 Likes Received: 0
    ...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
     
  8. inkjunkie34

    inkjunkie34 Senior Member

    Joined: Jun 9, 2001 Messages: 1,614 Likes Received: 0
  9. NOVAGIRL

    NOVAGIRL Member

    Joined: Jan 12, 2001 Messages: 989 Likes Received: 1
    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...
     
  10. cdz

    cdz Member

    Joined: Oct 8, 2001 Messages: 562 Likes Received: 0
    i paint to give the city character, take away from the bland buildings.
    -cdz $0.02:idea:
     
  11. ZackAttack

    ZackAttack Senior Member

    Joined: Jun 4, 2001 Messages: 2,207 Likes Received: 0

    ..are you single?.....hahah jk
     
  12. scream

    scream Junior Member

    Joined: May 6, 2001 Messages: 222 Likes Received: 1
    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!!!
     
  13. Zodiac

    Zodiac Guest

    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:
     
  14. stratodab

    stratodab Junior Member

    Joined: May 26, 2001 Messages: 245 Likes Received: 0
    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?
     
  15. Boring Bastard

    Boring Bastard Elite Member

    Joined: Feb 1, 2001 Messages: 3,784 Likes Received: 1
    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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