Street Art Makes Me Happy April 3, 2019
5 Reasons Street Art Makes Me Happy
1. Painted Streets = Colourful World = Happier Life
Street Art makes people happy. It makes their day more colorful, more fun, and more interesting. It adds character, diversion, and introspection to their daily routines.
Art wakes people up, it enlivens and enriches their lives. It can be motivational, and even inspirational. And, perhaps most importantly, it can make people think about what’s really relevant. It uplifts the ‘normal’ to something a thousand times more interesting.
2. The Crossover Between Gallery & Street
With street art widely becoming accepted as genuine ‘art’, many contemporary galleries have opened their doors to the artists involved. So, nowadays, you may very well even find it displayed in art galleries. And much of the time, it still manages to retain its ‘urban style’, even in a gallery setting.
Society is beginning to accept that the creative and talented people involved in this genre are real artists, and not necessarily just ‘vandals’. And people are becoming attuned to the fact that it is a genre with a uniquely ‘urban’ message.
3. The Thrill of Discovery
Have you ever spent a day in a major city exploring and discovering the works of a particular street artist? If not, you’re missing out!
It’s a great way to explore less familiar parts of the city. Why? Because much of this type of art is done in commercial ‘warehouse’ districts, and in hidden alleyways and streets.
Street art isn’t just limited to paintings on walls. Whether impromptu ‘rock’ sculptures, or three dimensional ‘sidewalk art’, it can come in many flavors. It’s about interaction with the public space, in a variety of interesting ways.
5. It’s an ‘All-inclusive’ Community
To be a street artist, you don’t need to look a certain way or be anything but yourself. It’s a world made up of artists from all walks of life, and all ages. It really is so inclusive, and everyone’s welcome. It’s all about community!
Looking for street art in Vancouver? This post may help.
Capilano Suspension Bridge - a Vancouver Landmark - SamsOriginalArt June 23, 2019 - 19:22
[…] In 1888, Scottish civil engineer and land developer, George Grant Mackay, landed in Vancouver. He purchased 6,000 acres of forest on either side of the Capilano River, and built his cabin on the edge of the canyon wall. The following year, with the help of a 12-year-old Coast Salish boy named August Jack Khatsahlano, Mackay suspended a footbridge across the river. Young Khatsahlano would later become chief of the Squamish First Nation, and namesake of the Vancouver westside neighborhood now called Kitsilano. […]