Monday, September 12, 2011

Heal the Bay in the Hood

We had just come home from a two week road trip.
Open the paper a found a crowd surround some art,
and then realized they were all right out side,
and down the block. So we walked.

We found some some old friends and now some new.
We made our way to camera and microphone, posing
and promoting the right for art in our hood.
Rows of otherwise camouflaged homes,
and now one standing out in full view.

A neglected property that is getting some attention.
An eye sore before, but now seems full of intention.
A backdrop for an impromptu Holiday card,
a couple came, complete with ladder and ornamentation.
Happy to be part of a local stage.

Lights and cameras, reporters and restraints.
Documenting both compliments and complaints.
Though only one showed resistance, but he always does.
Everyone else thought it was great big fun.
Knowing of course this display will not stay.

How nice it would be, when all building sites
show off their more colorful side, in the meantime.
A curtain, a bill board, a show of a submission.
A story in stripes, a statement of mission.

The city has stated issue and sited the builder.
Guess they missed out on collecting revenues,
so they are attempting to make up for it in fines.
Bloated red face, blowing hot air only proves that
they hold on to out dated views, and have forgotten
to fawn and stroke the local muse.

Creative genius always prevails.
Stepping up to the scene of prevention.
Contending with pop-up circus tents for termites
Collectors and curators waving their paddles
Bidding has begun in favor of preservation.

Artist: "Risk" aka Kelly Graval

Artist: "Retna" aka Marquis Lewis

Adam Corlin of Corlin Construction, and Oceans@Risk

Articles of News:

The Huffington Post: Oceans At Risk House Raises Eyebrows

Arrested Motion

Heal the Bay

CBS news reporter Serene Branson


Manon Doyle said...

*creative genius always prevails!* : )) Loved the post!!


Gracias!.. Manon; you should know.

Cheers! ;p

Shadow said...

beautiful! i prefer healing above lackluster occupation and revenue, doesn't everyone???

Mariana said...

aww nice pics :)

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Kellie Collis said...

Lovely pictures! Have a delightful day, Kellie xx

Anonymous said...


i don't know much about street art really;
but i liked the poem, you did a good job
painting it for me in my head!

Karena said...

Yes, bring back the once wonderful neighborhoods that have turned sad!!


Art by Karena

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India said...

nice pics!

H A R R Y G O A Z said...

Beautiful images, Teri.

Have a SUPER weekend !

Taj Acosta said...

Brilliant ;) xo