Graffiti Folklore Interview And Analyze In The Context Of Published Work

1083 words - 4 pages

Genre: Material LoreName of Consultant: Manuel LunaGraffitiConsultant Data: Manuel Nicolas Luna, called Manny by his friends and Nicholas by his family, is a half Mexican, half Native American 19 year old male who currently resides in Visalia, the Central Valley of California. He was born in Reedley, not far from there, where he was raised until elementary. It is in middle school where he cut his long, sleek, black very Native American locks to create a more hip, stylish, possibly be considered "emo" hairstyle. He wore lots of black in high school-- dark jeans, band t-shirts that painted a very clear picture of what he was into-- Black Veiled Brides, Avenge Sevenfold, Blood on the Dancefloor. He frequented the mall; had a group known as his "mall friends," who also wore about the same, or conflictingly yet fittingly, very vivid colors. They frequented Hot Topic, whose notoriously high prices meant to compensate for theft often had the opposite effect on trendy, low-income shoppers. Manny is polite, determined, get's good grades and listens to his mother, but he has his deviant streak.Item of Folklore: His most visual passion is presented in Graffiti. "I like to draw pictures of vintage things, the classics. I like the style of vintage.... I don't want it to die out," he says. I've been with him on his trips to do tagging, as he calls it, but it's more than that. I've been with him more often to check on his works of art. Faces, chandeliers, chains, all stencils cut out of cardboard before being held up and spray painted on a wall or sidewalk. He's a Leo, as he'll proudly tell anyone, and he loves the spotlight. "I like doing something that I know I'm not supposed to do and I like other people seeing it. I like to know I get under their skin." While he's very proud of the work he's done, he knows a lot of people might not feel the same way. He goes on to say he hates the closed mindedness of people, and he hopes that maybe he can change their minds with his work. Or piss them off, which is just the same to him.Graffiti is a compelling subject. It's edgy and dangerous, modern and rebellious, with the ability to be both anonymous and notorious at the same time. From every admirer lost in awe a great "piece" to the distasteful scowl of unenthused passersby, and all the shades of observance in between, graffiti is always a subject to be remarked upon, and contributed to. For this reason it has captured the public eye, and even with extreme campaigns against "vandalism" it springs up anew time and again. This is a form of expression that will not be going away.Discussion: Graffiti is often considered oral lore by the widely noted written word, the stylized 3D, bubble letters to the "writers" of New York, to the plain spoken latrinalia of bathroom stalls. In the case of my friend Manny, however, it enters into the realm of material lore as it's focus as art, no matter how short-lived, as described by Chapter 12: Folklife and Material Culture of The...

Find Another Essay On Graffiti Folklore- Interview and analyze in the context of published work

The Effect of the Social Context of Scientific Work on the Methods and Findings of Science

930 words - 4 pages The Effect of the Social Context of Scientific Work on the Methods and Findings of Science The world society is in a constant state of fluidity regarding everything from social customs and slang to technology and inventions. With even more abundance, scientific understanding and questioning evolve as time progresses. As the human race changes and grows, scientific knowledge of the world and universe must expand to

The Graffiti Exposure in Wynnum Essay

737 words - 3 pages The Graffiti Exposure in Wynnum Is it a work of art; or a piece of scrawl sprayed across some bare surface? Ladies and Gentlemen, should Wynnum be exposed to Graffiti? Firstly, I would like to ask you. What is the cost to the government to ‘cover up' this unwanted advertisement? One recent attack placed a school approximately $4000 out of pocket. Further more, over the last twelve months, my school has experienced nine attempts at destroying

The Art of Youth: Graffiti

688 words - 3 pages In the ancient ages, people lived in caves and made some drawings on the walls of the caves. They used everything which would help them to drawing such as mud, tree shells and blood of people. In that sense, the root of graffiti was based on the ancient ages. However, modern graffiti is more different. After the 1960s, with the global rebellion of people, especially consisted of young people, graffiti gained a great importance. In the 21.St

The Theme of Failure in Ibsen's A Doll's House, In Sorrow's Kitchen: The Life and Folklore of Zora Neale Hurston, and the Novel True Notebooks

920 words - 4 pages decided to stay with Torvald and work on their marriage, Nora would have never known what it was like to be independent and not to rely on someone else. She would have lived life thinking that she needed someone to help her every second of every day. But because she did leave she has the strength to triumph through any situation life throws at her. In Sorrow’s Kitchen: The Life and Folklore of Zora Neale Hurston by Mary E. Lyons, describes the

This essay discusses the importance and effects of the potato throughout history, both positive and negative. Economy, politics, folklore and much more are talked about in detail

583 words - 2 pages recognized.The most commonly remembered fault of potatoes relates to the Irish Potato Famine. During this period in history, a plague ravaged the potato crops of Ireland, rendering many Irish people out of work and out of food, due to their overdependence on the product. A lack of food led to mass starvation and decimation of a large percentage of the population. Close to two million died, many of these bodies remaining unburied. Clearly, this

Winners and Losers in the Context of International Development Law

2238 words - 9 pages and in this capitalist world that is one of, if not the major measure of power in this game. This essay doesn’t seek to provide solutions neither does it seek to find a problem where a solution is needed. It just seeks to enlighten on the role of the African elites in the game they are playing and also elaborate on the game from the vantage point of the western world In Hemel’s article on Badiou and Ranciere’s work he summarises their

Context of the 50's and 90's in general

536 words - 2 pages Normality was done to with the World War 2 contributing to this and within the 50’s many countries established Welfare in Europe.The 1950’s was an era of post-war where economic problems were being faced by the Axis such as Germany and Italy and wartime rationing ended in many countries.However, it was not too long before in the 1950s the economic reforms began to occur with the recovering former axis countries.Especially, a sharp

A critical analysis of the work edited by Elizabeth Hatton called Understanding TEACHING: Curriculum and the social context of schooling

3801 words - 15 pages that is conservative and prone to follow the herd as it were, allowing parents and work colleagues to have an undue influence on teachers who are initially hoping to bring into the classroom modern views on teaching practices, views that they have studied in university or college.Hatton (1994) writes that the majority of teachers attended middle class' Anglo-Australian schools for both their primary and secondary education, and this culture

Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman contrast in the ways of their different writing structure, subject tone, and topics discussed in the majority of their published works

787 words - 3 pages different. But they both wrote some of the best poetry this country had ever seen. Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman contrast in the ways of their different writing structure, subject tone, and topics discussed in the majority of their published works.First, the most forthcoming evidence of their differences would be the structure that the poets use to express themselves through. Whitman uses free verse in his poems. A clear representation of

Lesson Plan: Students work in large and small groups to analyze and discuss the poem "Spring and Fall:To a Young Child," by Gerard Manley Hopkins

1117 words - 4 pages RationaleStudents will be able to explain the terms figurative language, neologism, simile, and metaphor. After understanding the terms in isolation, students will be encouraged to locate these literary concepts within the context of the poem "Spring and Fall: To a Young Child," by Gerard Manley Hopkins. The instructor will then gently guide students through the poem using Socratic questioning so that they may imbue the poem with inter

Hedda Gabler: The Individual against the Group and Scandinavian Folklore

633 words - 3 pages ) ending in the "group's" conquest over her individually. Scandinavian folklore also speaks of a "New" huldre, which finds her salvation not by marrying but by inspiring an artist, which is a good huldre compared to the "Old" huldre (Hedda). Thea's work with Lovborg is evidence of such, and she is also a sign of failure to Hedda, because Thea did left her husband controlling her own destiny. She inspired

Similar Essays

In The Context Of Crime, What Are The Purposes Of Punishment And Does It Work?

1415 words - 6 pages This essay is concerned with looking at the reasons behind punishment in the context of crime, what are the purposes of the punishment and does it have a positive effect on crime levels in society. Crime could be defined as a 'non-conformity' to a set of rules, which are accepted by the majority of people within a society. Here is a dictionary definition of crime below:Crime1.An act committed or omitted in violation of a law forbidding or

Implications Of Individual Differences In The Context Of Work Teams

910 words - 4 pages studied the relationship between personality characteristics and problem-solving strategies (Heppner, Neal, & Larson, 1984; Hopper & Kirschenbaum, 1985; Myers, 1980), with Jung's (1971) theory on psychological type serving as the basis for much of this work, especially as measured by the MBTI (Myers & McCaulley, 1985). It is important to consider the individual differences in problem solving and decision making to adequately understand

The Origins Of Aswang Folklore Essay

2197 words - 9 pages Aguto, Dana Emmellyne B. The Origins of Aswang Folklore When I was eight, I had a classmate named Sciart who was a transferee from Capiz, Visayas. Just like every other boy in my class, he had a disgusting sense of humor: laughing at every spitball and chuckling at other boys who picked their noses. But more important than that, he was incredibly fond of telling stories and tales of evil witches, ugly gremlins, creatures who are half horse&shy

Analyze The Author Narrator Relationship In Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain And Discuss How This Affects The Subsequent Perception Of The Work By The Reader

2098 words - 8 pages text as a whole, we must look beyond the text, read between the lines, and analyze the history behind the author and the authorial intention, after which, we must be able to distinguish between the truths the narrator knows and what the narrator wants us to accept as truths. By using Critical theory, it creates a logical, reasonable system for analysis by placing it in context of life itself with functions such as truth, knowledge, reason, order