Saturday, September 08, 2007
Ledgecrew, who commented on my photostream invited me down to the graffiti jam in Sharrow today - there are more pictures here. The event attracted artists from across the North of England to work on the only legal strip of wall in Sheffield. The air was full of paint mixed with the smell of extra strong lager and roll-ups, but there was plenty of talent. Buzzing with the sound of R'n'B, young men, young women and kids all worked together to produce some stunning wall art. It's great watching it all take shape, even when it's put on top of earlier work - after all it's an ephemeral form. I noticed how some artists have sketch pads, others work from manga and comic books, and some others just work directly to the wall.