Prairie Fire

Digital designs based on graffiti

“Graffiti and street art are fascinating as natural forms of resistance, as they are often times an unconscious protest of private property. Graffiti is the natural result of the disenfranchisement of the people from their land and property by the capitalist class. It inherently reclaims public space by subverting advertising and private property for public use, thus challenging us to reconsider the use of public space under capitalism.”

“When I say that there will soon be a high tide of revolution, I am emphatically not speaking of something which in the words of some people “is possibly coming”, something illusory, unattainable and devoid of significance for action. It is like a ship far out at sea whose mast-head can already be seen from the shore; it is like the morning sun in the east whose shimmering rays are visible from a high mountain top; it is like a child about to be born moving restlessly in its mother’s womb.”

“It’s graffiti on the wall but its not advertising, its a warning from the youth about the future uprisin”
– Rebel Diaz

“Palestinian artists penetrated the heavily fortified heart of West Jerusalem overnight and painted graffiti bearing an image of a woman wearing a kaffiyeh with the word “revolt.” This image is a reminder of the central role women have played in Palestinian popular struggle. These areas and large swathes of West Jerusalem were ethnically cleansed of their Palestinian populations in 1948 and are now almost exclusively Jewish.” – EI

“Art is a powerful weapon. As with any other weapon, it is important to aim it at the right targets when using it. When using art as a weapon, artists have to be responsible to their communities and take precaution to use art deliberately and effectively.” – Excerpt from Art in the Age of Imperialism.

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