Scene from the streets of Florence, Italy, featuring a wall covered in graffiti. The wall art scene appeals to me visually and tactilely, so I am pulled to it. Cracks, holes, holes in the plaster, peeling plaster, hundreds of years of weather, and dozens of coats of paint are required to get an appearance that is so distinctively Italian.
Even graffiti can be considered a form of art. When I look at a piece of graffiti as its whole, I perceive it not as scribbles as some people may, but rather as original art. It evolves, and the way it appears varies from year to year.
This picture is a panorama created by stitching together several high-resolution pictures to create a large image. This image might be turned into a few feet large artwork while still displaying all of the intricate intricacies of the Italian wall.
© Dan Kosmayer, 2010