Neon signage everywhere to be seen near Pike Place Market, Seattle WA
Belltown, Seattle WA
It is quite interesting how graffiti changes from city to city. In the past few weeks I’ve been traveling quite a bit. Starting in Seattle, I started to notice how differently people express themselves in public, visually, from city to city. Seattle has a huge street art culture that is vastly different from that of Detroit and other cities I’ve seen. What was even more interesting than the graffiti on the streets was the quotes and tags that were left in public restrooms. Here, quotes exclaiming the beauty of all women, peace, love and joy were most prevalent, compared to Detroit’s aggressive approach of fitting ‘fuck’ into every possible declaration and phrase. Then there is Nashville. The car ride from Detroit to Nashville brought in a whole new perspective as we drove through the bible belt. I have never once seen in a Detroit bathroom stall a psalm or biblical reference and this region was absolutely covered in them. So, in this instance, instead of “wash your fucking car” we get “Jesus is Lord of all.” Amen brotha.