Month: Januar 2017

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

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