Treat every mural as temporary, an expression of today. Expect them to weather, peel, fade or blister away. Be ready to paint over them and make space for new art to replace it. After awhile, take down your insta murals, cut them into frame-able chunks and sell them off to raise money for the next project.
Let’s be honest, most of our murals aren’t that groundbreaking in terms of artistic merit anyway. And they don’t have to be. No mural is sacred. If an artwork is sacred to you, convert it to a more permanent form or take it inside. And make space outside for new temporary art of today.
The goal isn’t the mural itself or the artwork or being in control. The goal is to build community.
Keep shaping the future of your town, Becky
PS – Send me pics of your insta murals and fun public art. The quicker, the cheaper, the more fun, the better! I want to share them with everyone.
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