A Tribute to Chalk
Through discovering the Fabric, somehow I was connected to Jean Michel Basquiat. I think the character of chalk reminds me of the early roots of Graffiti when Graffiti still didn’t exist in the form that it does exist in today.
It also reminds me of Street Games in big cities such with huge Apartement Blocks. Where Kids from different cultures came together to play games like stickball or hopscotch just to have a nice time in their Bario.
A time in which a childhood dreams could be shaped by just a piece of chalk, a time where busy streets were transformed into backyards by simple lines, squares and circles drawn on to the tarmac.
Back to the Playground.
Love saves the day !
left : Martha Cooper / boy drawing owl with chalk on street
right : Raymond Depardon : New York City. Harlem District
Others: Wall of my Studio, Collage of Hip Bag, Hip Bag „Chalk“