Sunday, August 8, 2010

Reverse Graffiti

reverse applique as stain remover

The beauty of Reverse Graffiti is that it is about what is taken away. Called reverse applique in textiles; the reverse technique is the art of subtraction. To cut out, erace or otherwise take off the top layer to reveal that which is underneath takes exposure to the next level.

Do you remember writing "wash me" in the dust of a car's fender ? I do! I want to think it was when a neighbor kid and i decided to wash cars for extra $ over summer vacation. I mean what a clever promo......however i was about 11 or 12 at the time and cannot recall hitching them together.

Now this technique is working as an environmental piece d' resistance; as natural reveals by talented folks have captured attention.
Who knew cleaning was such an art?

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