Monday, November 29, 2010
Fake Banksy / SF
On the wall at 16th and Hoff someone spraypainted a crude Banksy copy. Rough stencil, no real charm, but even in its copycat form it still did something for me. The image is like an exhale and carries just enough unanswered questions to allow you to project your own stuff into it.
At home I grab the Banksy book, Wall and Piece and look up the image. The caption reads:
When the time comes to leave, just walk away quietly and don't make any fuss.
What does it mean? It is one of those things that can relate to everything. Ending a project...realizing you are done. Starting something....that is hard...that's like giving birth...that is like pushing a rock up a hill. That is where all the effort is. Ending something....that should be like this. The thing has a life of its own now...now you need to let it go.