Streetart Stories

Foto 11.09.16, 12 56 49

Sprayer: Hazul
Writer: CfFaust

Porto’s Alma 8

Now that you climbed up the hill, do you see? Surely you did enjoy the wonderful view which the Portuguese call a “miradouro”. But did you really look, did you really see? Have you not noticed the drawing in the middle of my face? We have already talked about my blank face, only empty to those not observing with their third eye. And here, here on top of the hill my sprayer drafted this third eye and it proves that this is the reason for my hidden identity. It’s not about who I am, nor who the creator, the sprayer of the piece might be, nor about you Alma. It’s about what you see in her, it’s about the city of Porto and its heart, it’s about the true urban soul. Continue reading

Streetart Stories Hazul

Foto 11.09.16, 13 00 31Sprayer: Hazul
Writer: CfFaust

Porto’s Alma 7

I feel like I cannot hide my religiosity any longer. I am so scared to admit being religious. I think this is because religion is only associated with extremism nowadays. But I am in no way fanatic about religion, please belief that! I carry my religion deep inside my heart and I don’t like boasting about it. I hate it when people use their religion to present themselves as a better person or when they use it to do bad things. It seems that the mere mention of being Catholic moves people to blaming you for priests’ horrible crime of violation. Then I feel so disturbed, hurt and sad because my religion has caused so much damage which makes me wanting to keep it hidden. I heard that Muslims have a similar problem

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Streetart Stories Hazul

Foto 11.09.16, 12 28 19Sprayer: Hazul
Writer: CfFaust

Porto’s Alma 6

It is your crown which reminds me of Fatima and I am pretty sure that you symbolize her here. I have been to Fátima the place of pilgrimage and it was a really inspiring visit. I visited with people from the church, I mean really old nuns from a catholic convent in Lisbon. This was absolutely strange because they were thirty years my senior and I felt like there grandchild because I really have this strong connection with them. I remember sitting next to one nun whose mobile phone was ringing during the church service and everybody was looking at me. It is so silly of me away associate this story with Fatima to straight. So let me dig deeper. Continue reading

Streetart Stories

Foto 11.09.16, 12 41 09Sprayer: Hazul
Writer: CfFaust

Porto’s Alma 5

So these red ornaments really look like drawings of a Hindu god. Especially the circular decorations surrounding the head or the red spot on the forehead lead me to associate this piece with Hinduism. I think they call this spot “Bindi” and it is located at the position of the third eye. At the top of the hill, I want to write more about this important space in the face as, in the main, it is this very issue robbing me of my sleep at night. It sometimes hurts so much and only heals when I let my energy flow creatively. So I belief it must be some kind of energy point. I really want to study the seven chakren more; they denote different energy spots on the body. Continue reading

Streetart Stories

Foto 11.09.16, 12 43 56Sprayer: Hazul
Writer: CfFaust

Porto’s Alma 4

I bet you noticed that my head is predominantly depicted in a drooped position as if I were sad or lost in thoughts. It’s not that I am looking down on people stopping by. It’s nothing like that. It’s just the way I am, melancholic, dreamy or sad but in a good way. That’s why the “sad girl” (Trauriges Mädchen MZ) from the city of Mainz in Germany really is like my twin sister. Like her, I am happy in my sadness. It is my way of connecting with life through my emotions. I prefer to be a little sad in order to be aware of every possible emotion around me compared to being always happy in a superficial, shallow way of partying. For me, sadness is something good, something profound, something that gives life so much more meaning. Continue reading

Streetart Stories

Foto 11.09.16, 12 45 07Sprayer:Hazul
Writer: CfFaust

Porto’s Alma 3

The aim of this photo was to capture the cat inside her little shelter, but I scared her off. I felt so sorry about interrupting her and I hope my stories won’t get her into trouble with the paparazzi. When I was walking up and down the hills of Porto, I came across kittens everywhere and it was such a sweet image that I wanted to stay there forever. But then I wondered where their mother was and wherever I looked, I couldn’t find her. Now that I saw your drawing above the cat’s shelter, I again understood a little bit more about you. Continue reading

Streetart Stories

Alma 2Sprayer: Hazul
Writer: CfFaust

Porto’s Alma 2

I think it is the color of your veil that brings Rafael’s Madonna to my mind when describing you. People probably only know the two famous little angels which somehow merged into a pop art sell out. I remember this vibrant blue of the Sistine Madonna in Dresden. So again, I have to say, there is something divine about you, whether you look at it in a religious or an artistic way. Your halo perfectly complements that shade of blue, but I have to say, it could also be a Chinese umbrella or sunshade. Admittedly, I like how you leave the signs open to religious interpretation, its ambiguity. One might also compare you to a Barlach sculpture, but is this really the reason why you are here? Continue reading

Streetart Stories

Foto 09.09.16, 19 05 09Sprayer: Hazul
Writer: CfFaust

Porto’s Alma 1

I found you when I visited Porto and I already have to say here, it wasn’t only you I found. By finding you, I found me, I found a spirit humming the same melody as my soul. I’m feeling a little silly admitting that discovering Porto amounted to following the main tourist streets leading off the center. It’s a habit of mine when getting to know a new city. I check the map, the tourist information and then head towards the significant nodal points of a city. When ambling along a city’s streets, I hide my map because I don’t like behaving like a tourist, especially not in Portugal as Portuguese feels like my soul language. Furthermore, inside a city one does not need a map because the mass of tourists already produces an accumulation of significance one only needs to go with the flow. Continue reading

Frankfurter Bibliothek

Frankfurter Bibliothek Published Poem "Allerseelen"

Frankfurter Bibliothek

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