Feb 26th – is Graffiti art?

I came across today’s image on the wonderful beach at Tarifa. (Some might say it’s a Tarifica beach 🙂 ).

Anyway, a certain graffiti artist called Banksy from the UK work sells for an awful lot of money. I’m not sure if he see’s any of the money as no one knows who he is (allegedly). Many years ago Graffiti was frowned upon, but today it seems to be more accepted.

I was particularly struck by the image of the Gorilla, which was skillfully painted. Look closely and you’ll note an ear-ring. (Trendy Gorilla), but I wondered what was going through the artists mind when he painted it? The hand gesture seems to imply ‘stop’?

There also seems to be a human form to the right, maybe with a sword? Was this a statement about saving the habitat of these great creatures, or something else? I’ll never know, but I like the fact that images such as this, in a public place, can make people think about our world.

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