Street art’s dual purpose

This innovative graffiti in Bideford has generated a huge response from our readers.

This innovative graffiti in Bideford has generated a huge response from our readers. - Credit: Archant

I am writing to let you know what I think of the graffiti at the Atlantic park site (“Plans are Pooh-Poohed”, Gazette, June 19, page 5).

I find street art, which I consider to be a more appropriate name for this art, due to both the design and thought that has gone into the piece, to offer a dual purpose to the public which comes freely in spite of the time and effort put in by the artist.

It both brightens up a dreary area, offers some humour, and raises questions which may stimulate the minds of those that may appreciate the art.

Artists such as Banksy have gone some way in bringing street art to the awareness of the general public whilst raising many questions about aspects of our society, and maybe that is why it has become so popular.

Equally, and I say luckily, we have some local artists who appear happy to brighten up our streets (more than the council does) and I believe speak more for the people than anyone in the council chambers truly do.


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More street artists, I say.

Loz Sellors

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