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Discussion in 'Picture gallery' started by UsefulJUNK, Oct 20, 2005.
my homie needs to stop drinkin so much he cant even spell his own name !
Chems a bitch. <3
pictures of burning kittens anyone?
lol thats so true
mad paint at hemp city cheaoer then before !
enjoy the vid and go cop it when it comes out!
did this piece in memory of my dog who passed away this month. she was 14
lookin forward to that video. looks good.
It's a chaos of colour. And just like a rainbow, the colours are fleeting.
But the City isn't appreciative of the vivid tones on the long side wall of Casey Kaldal's suite fronting a downtown rear alley. Bylaw staff have threatened homeowners on Battle Street to either clean up murals on alley walls or City workers will do it for them.
The graffiti murals on Kaldal's suite that started more than five years ago change regularly with the desire of the young people carrying spray bombs. The son of a colleague asked if he could decorate Kaldal's rear wall, the width of the lot and about three metres high.
"Now a few of the neighbours have been done," said Kaldal, who wants the City off his back and away from his property.
"I've never had vandalism or (unwanted) graffiti to my property."
Kaldal said the young people who paint the wall change the design after as little as a month. Other times it will last far longer.
The current mural is an ornate tag -- a signature scrawl that can be typically accomplished in seconds. Kaldal acknowledges it as "not my favourite."
"The last one was only up a month. It was really nice: a gold brick castle."
Each time the changing crew wants to do another mural, someone knocks on
Kaldal's door and asks permission. They also keep weeds down on the narrow strip between the alley and garage that would otherwise block the mural.
"They're really nice kids. If we don't give them a place, don't you think that's worse?"
City bylaw manager John Wilson said officers are enforcing rules brought in by council about six years ago. The City subsidizes the Kamloops Graffiti Task Force, which aggressively moves to cover spray tags and graffiti on residential and business property.
The crew responds to complaints and actively patrols for graffiti. Through a hotline the task force will quickly cover spray paint. The theory is that frustrated vandals won't bother if their marks are fleeting.
"Someone tries to clean up and then someone tags. Eventually people throw their hands up," Wilson said. "That's not the way to do it."
While three buildings in the 800 block Battle Street alley are painted with elaborate graffiti, other tags are indiscriminately sprayed on fences and buildings -- which may indicate the murals draw unwanted tagging.
One of Kaldal's neighbours, Ruth Clark, said she's been given the same notice by the City. Like Kaldal, she said the graffiti artists have always been respectful and creative. She has no problem with their works.
"They started doing mine a few months later (than Kaldal's home)," said Clark, whose family has owned the house for more than 40 years. "It was done with full permission. They've kept it tidy."
Another resident, with a tidy home on Nicola Street facing the same alley, said the murals don't offend her.
"It doesn't bother me," said the longtime resident, who declined to provide her name. "Nothing has been done on my garage."
Gord Giles, who heads the non-profit graffiti task force contracted by the City, said he's not in a position to say whether Kaldal and Clark's walls are artistic.
"I'm not a judge of what's art and what's graffiti," he said, adding, "I happen to think graffiti is an art form."
But Giles did say it's not simple to divide spray-can wielding youths into divisions of taggers and graffiti artists.
"We're not going after the artists -- unless the artist is a tagger. There's a hell of a difference. A lot are the same (people). Some will do a mural one day and then tag everything in town."
The City has given Kaldal and Clark the option of applying for a permit for a mural on private property. The final decision is made by council.
"He'll have to spell out his design, his proposal," Wilson said. "I'm sure they'll take a good look and see if it has merit."
TASK FORCE ON THE JOB
Gord Giles, who heads the non-profit graffiti task force contracted by the City, advised businesses and homeowners approached by graffiti artists to contact him to make sure they aren't co-operating with a tagger before they give an OK. He estimated 99 per cent of work done by the task force is covering tags.
The city of Kamloops and Gordon Giles are about to be embarrassed. Hopefully you read this site Gord cause your reign's about to end.
very good article.
theres only a handful of chill spots in this town and everyone paints them frequently, and if you must know, i keep doing throws over the same spots because some fucking toys keep writing over the shit
just like that ^ aight so fuck off, if no-one wants to see my pics im done postin em
they just jealous you have the most ups in the city.
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