I hate the tagging that’s been going on, and I wrote on a previous post about the power that muraling programs have in ceasing them and bringing in something new, fresh and positive.
These have appeared behind the Fairfield Avenue McDonald’s along the tracks. Eileen Walsh (yes, I’m talking about her again).
I think these are kind of good! They’re certainly interesting. “This wall constantly changes but it is always good,” Eileen says.
I agree. The anti-mass-consumption commentary itself is nothing new, but I appreciate the vibrancy and irony. The details are rich and layered, and whoever the artist is would benefit from a guided mural program like the one I’ve mentioned.
The murals in Philly are a lot more impressive, but they’re quite a few steps up from the taggers’ handiwork, which ended up on Eileen’s gallery recently.
Later, I’ll have more to say about the Philadelphia Murals Program.