Friday, March 11, 2011

greek graffiti by skitsofrenis

give me a future without war, hunger, pollution, fire


my sister and i passed this series of environmentally themed graffiti on the road towards sparta, greece. 


the artist's name is skitsofrenis....


dreaming of a clean planet, a world without garbage

when you plant a tree you give hope for a better planet




global warming isn't a joke, it's a fact

this guy looks like he's about to take a bite out of my sister


after passing this display of manmade art on the road to sparta, we came upon yet another artistic gem:


 an exquisite sculpture, courtesy of mother nature

(well, maybe mother nature had a little help...)

29 comments:

  1. I have been always wondering how they are doing this so precisely?:)
    The last picture-genious! Is it really a creation of the nature?

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  2. Clever graffiti, for sure. The last work is astounding!

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  3. Impressive, all! Goodness, what a statement these make, especially as a grouping.

    I also think it mush be quite a distracting thing to see while driving!

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  4. That is one talented street artist.

    He or she would be happy to know their work is being shared and appreciated!

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  5. Fabulous graffiti. And I love the little road niche carved into the mountain!

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  6. ola - i think the last creation was a 'dual' effort between man and nature!

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    rosaria - i thought the graffiti was really well executed - unlike anything i've seen elsewhere~

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    jo - it distracted us so much in fact, that we had to pull off the road to record it!

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    lori - yes, consider this the world debut of the artist known as skitsofrenis! ;-0

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    tess, that niche was unreal. i felt the weight of world passing underneath it, literally.

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  7. Wonderful..powerful..and inspiring!! I always know coming here you will dazzle my heart and spirit..gorgeous post..and fabulous photos!
    Victoria~
    Wishing you a fabulous wkd!!

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  8. What a post! Everything was so powerful....and it warms my heart and soul to see people uniting as one all round the world...to try and combat Global Warming.

    Now, after the dreadful Tokyo quake and subsequent Tsunamis (it affected us - in a much smaller way - but still wielded some power) here in SF, I feel like we are beginning to really live the plot of "On the Beach"....scary.

    Love, Your Twin,

    ♥ Robin ♥

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  9. Isn't it wonderful that graffiti in Greece is so very meaningful...been to Sparta many years ago....loved it.

    Xo

    Jo

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  10. i'm so pleased the rock was left like that overhanging the road. it's breathtaking.

    graffiti art with a direct purpose. there's always purpose but it's nice to see such statements made so willingly and at risk. and that it is so modern, this kind of art, in such an ancient place. kind of gives me a kick.

    (thank you for your continued thoughtfulness my way, amanda.)

    xo
    erin

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  11. Such wonderful messages with the artwork. Stunning

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  12. wow, wow and wow.

    amazing graffiti - wish he would go to NYC or Rome and do some good art there.

    And that overpass. wow again.

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  13. So glad that you and D stopped to snap that graffiti... love the first one and can almost hear that scream!

    The last photo looks like a troll with a large mouth about to gobble up the next car!

    Bisous,
    Genie

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  14. skitsofrenis! i'm saying it outloud and it's nothing but fun!

    these are great images, amanda, aided by your fab photography skills. i admire street art. always have.

    ps. i enjoy traveling with you :)

    love
    kj

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  15. I feel the graffiti artist is (was) possibly an Indigo child. And the rock on the last photo... do truck drivers get a shock ? Or is the passage high enough ?

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  16. victoria - thank you for your kind thoughts, as always♡♡

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    robin - oh, that movie scared me when i first saw it and it still strikes me as one of the creepiest movies ever -- (i'm having memories of that scene with the coke bottle balanced on the lever, tapping out morse code...)

    i can imagine there was a big concern about the tsunami in sf ---

    big hugs,
    xxx

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    jo -- how nice of you to drop by! i look forward to visiting over at your place ;-)

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  17. erin - such a great observation, and one i hadn't thought of -- this modern way of expressing oneself about very modern issues, yet etched into the stone of such an ancient place.....

    i love the way you see!

    xo

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    farmchick - skitso's a pretty talented artist, i have to say -

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    mim - isn't that overpass something?!!

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  18. dd - i wonder if there is graffiti like this in your banlieu?

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    genie - yikes! it does look like a troll about to gobble up the next car!

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    kj - his name is fun to say -- took me a couple looks before i got the connection the first time i read it ;-)

    thanks for traveling with me, dear kj♡

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    anita - i think most truckdrivers who take this road are probably well aware of the obstacle, but you have to wonder......

    and yes - indigo children!! you may be right!!

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  19. What an amazing artist! And that mountain cutout is amazing. Sort of reminds me of similar sights in Yosemite. Beatiful

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  20. What a joy to see ! Thank you for sharing and yes, traveling that road might have made me a bit afraid.

    Please have a good new week.

    daily athens

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  21. Good graffiti is such an interesting statement of our times...especially with all the miles of concrete you see in Greece everywhere (which you hate) ...glad the government supports this artist in some way...do think it is a man or a woman, young or old?

    At first I was thinking the murals were by students from the area schools...more than one artist...for an environmental art project.

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  22. A great selection of graffiti. I like your choices and the your taste!

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  23. Brilliant!
    If I had the energy....or was brave enough, I would like to be painting walls. x ;-)

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  24. Wow that last photo was a doozy!!
    So wonderful to stop and admire the artwork...and when the artwork has a message and moves us in other ways..its more like a gift.Bravo skitsofrenis!!

    Big Hugs Amanda,Cat

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  25. julie- i've never been to yosemite, at least not since i was little, but i've seen fotos. it must be amazing...

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    robert - there was a road on the way to sparta that i declined to go up, albeit my sister wanted me to (she is braver than i) it was very narrow with a sheer drop off to one side.

    no way!

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    sister - at first i thought it was a school project, but upon closer inspection i saw it was all the work of one artist - and a very talented one at that.

    (btw - isn't that shot of you about to be devoured funny?!) didn't notice the juxtaposition until after we got back!

    xxx

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  26. philip - thank you my friend xo

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    robyn - yes, but you are a guerilla knitter - that takes bravery in and of itself!

    xx

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    cat -- good point - thank you for noticing that. his art is a gift -- i can only hope that somehow, skitsofrenis sees this post and realizes how many people appreciate his work!

    thank you for stopping by, dear cat♡

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  27. Astonishing... I ask for your permission to use your pictures within an essay of mine about "Greek Graffiti: lessico accessorio di archeologia politica".

    Thank you antway,
    Pino Blasone
    (Italian, from Rome)

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    1. Thanks for asking permission, Pino. Feel free to use my images for your essay.

      Amanda

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