public displays of Affection essay

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Public displays of Affection

Is it Right or Wrong?

Is public displays a creative way of expressing young youths expressions of the world?

Through this project I am investigation the meanings behind public displays whether it is

right or wrong. There are many opinions that places public displays in a negative way, which

many people would believe that it is way of damaging public properties. However Public

displays brings a variety of meanings in a way of introducing colours that changes the mood

of someone perception of the world. Colours that are used in public displays, in other words

graffiti inspires many young street artists to overcome their fear and be spontaneous with

their public views. I have chosen this particular topic because I want to discover the truth

behind graffiti and why people have chosen to express their feelings through art instead of

speaking out their minds. This is interesting as graffiti is a reflection on the relationship

between art and society as society has the ability to change the boundaries and walls which

defines what is art.

Many people should start accepting that graffiti is art as it is a way of

exploring different expressions through individuals. As being a young youth myself, I have

begun my research by taking photos of street art in London and explored different colours

and shapes. Whilst taking photos of public displays, I was inspired at each design as it

brought out much interpretation both positive and negative of their views on society. This

led me to take photos on young youth at my own school and display them as a way of

showing how young youth behave in today`s society. During the start of my project, I have

looked at many street artists and the one that inspired me the most...