Mad Cow Disease
by Richard Munro
My prints are taken primarily from the stencil/graffiti art that
adorns many of the streets, alleys and nooks around Dunedin. I
wanted to record these works and the space that they take because
for many, the lifetime of a graffiti piece is fleeting, with many
being painted over/vandalized and then they are lost to us.
Which in my mind is tragic, losing something that adds color,
culture and character to our city. My goal is to be able to get
people to think a little more about what they see around them
especially in regard to graffiti and when they look at it, is it
really graffiti or art? and why it is that, when it is photogrphed
and stripped from the alleys and printed and framed why does it
achieve "art" status while the original stencil is left to be
cleaned up as vandalism.