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orange square over journal page left, no trespassing photo above, dark blue roller streaks right
No Trespassing: The Beauty
acrylic, pencil, stencil, collage, pen, roller on wood
16" x 20"

I have been looking at graffit'di walls and am very interested in the way a tagger and a buffer (the person who comes along to paint over the tag) relate to each other. There is, sometimes, a kind of dialogue between them. So I am taking pages from my journals of the last two years and pasting them to my prepared "walls" -- the painted and "graffiti'd" canvas-- and then sanding on rolling over them, the way someone might do who owns the wall. Sometimes I leave a message up; sometimes it is partly or fully obscured. The sign, "No Trespassing," is along California's Route 1. I took a photo of it, collaged here, because it was possible to see through the letters to the forbidden cliff walk behind them.