30 January 2010

This is orc country...

Orc Country

The white hand of Saruman?

Or just a kid and a visceral statement, I Am Here. This Is My City. The ur-point of the graffiti tag, legible in any culture - fuck your matte black building site hoardings, here is the human element...

4 comments:

Lizzie Burns said...

I like your interpretation of the handprint- I've never thought of it in that way- but it's true, and kind of sad that we don't see the black hoardings as a human element- after all we put them there.

Katie P said...

Ohey. Where exactly is this photo taken/when? I'd like to use it in my dissertation and your comments if that is cool? Its on the human hand.

Jay said...

Hi Katie - Go ahead! The photo's taken at the top end of City Road, junction with Torrens Street, in the Angel, Islington district of London. Date: January 2010. My name's Jay Owens if you need an author to credit.

Katie P said...

Thank you very much :)