Mothers, It’s Time to Pray That Your Children Become Graffiti Artists

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Have a bright, clever child who doesn’t seem that interested in becoming a lawyer or a Doctor?
Are they good with their hands but not interested in plumbing?
Are they a whizz on computers but disinterested in an IT career?
Are they political, even secretively, yet hate all the major parties?
Do you sense that they’re searching for something that can’t be found on EBAy?
Does the creative soul in them get turned on by adventure?
Well Congratulations because you may have given birth to what their generation will sorely need . . .
A Graffiti Artist.
In the 1990s Graffiti was still colour on walls to some, and criminal activity to others, but out of this disagreement an unknown artist, and he is still unknown, emerged. His street name, Bansky.
One of his first famous quotes that he painted on a wall read:
“We can’t do anything to change the world until capitalism crumbles. In the meantime we should all go shopping to console ourselves.” — Banksy
An Artist with a larrakin heart wrapped around a disgruntled, political soul he once climbed into the penguin enclosure at London Zoo and and painted “We’re bored of fish” in 7-foot-high letters.
In August 2005, he painted an image of children digging a hole through the Israeli West Bank barrier. Then, in 2006, he placed up to 500 copies of Paris Hilton‘s debut CD, Paris, in 48 different UK record stores with his own cover art and remixes by Danger Mouse. The Music tracks were given titles such as “Why Am I Famous?”, “What Have I Done?” and “What Am I For?”. Several copies of the CD were purchased by the public before stores were able to remove them, some going on to be sold for as much as £750 on online auction websites such as eBay. The cover art depicted Hilton digitally altered to appear topless. Other pictures featured her with her chihuahua Tinkerbell’s head replacing her own, and one of her stepping…...

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