Street art of Nepal
I love to explore cities that are rife with graffiti.
Unfortunately, the word graffiti has negative connotations so people are quick to call it vandalism. I won’t deny that there are many many beautiful works of architecture that have been defaced by senseless idiots.
But street art is something different. Graffiti isn’t all bad.
Sometimes it’s a statement of sorts, a public response to the political and social conditions of the city.
Banksy and Morley are two of my favorite street artists, I absolutely love the seemingly simple yet poignant messages of their work. (Click on their names, they are links to websites–if you’ve never heard of them– you won’t be disappointed!)
Before I crossed the border into Nepal, I thought of naught but lofty Himalayan peaks. I knew nothing about Nepal and her people, and even less about her social conditions.
The public opinion was painted loud and clear on the walls. I found them in almost every city we visited.
One message rang louder than the rest: the younger generation is looking to the future.
vote for karma. found this political ad on a rock wall somewhere along the Annapurna Circuit
*PROJECT KOLOR KATHMANDU: I wish I knew about this project before the 2nd to last day we were going to leave Nepal!!!! Totes would’ve gone hunting for the murals. Check out the website.