Monday, August 08, 2005

BBC NEWS : Art prankster sprays Israeli wall

In a peace and conflict issues class I took last spring, I had the opportunity to see some images of the West Bank barrier being built during an excellent talk by a young Isreali refusenik about his first-hand experiences in Israel. The images he showed included his own photographs -- striking in content and composition -- of the wall that definitely remained embossed in all our minds even several months later. Many of us particularly recalled a particular photograph of the barrier wall along a highway with contrasting colorful "Brave New World" like murals painted on depicting a world that doesn't exist in those parts. Today, a friend of mine sent me an article about a similar story reported on BBC NEWS Online. This one a tearful satire.
Secretive "guerrilla" artist Banksy has decorated Israel's controversial West Bank barrier with satirical images of life on the other side. (Full Story)

Sunday, August 07, 2005


a shot from our local lake meritt saturday farmer's market last week.