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Darth Vader Graffiti by Taylor-the-Weird Darth Vader Graffiti by Taylor-the-Weird
Prestress - hidden in trees behind Sunset Point, a picturesque pier off of Lake Pontchartrain. Acres and acres of land, paved over, riddled with various decayed concrete structures, and abandoned for 40 years after the completion of the Causeway Bridge, the longest bridge over water in the world. Needless to say, Prestress is paradise for urban explorers and graffiti artists.

My friends and I have been going there for a while, after all, it's insanely awesome. Surrounded by trees, it could be mistaken for a post-apocalyptic world. The only signs of life - the ever changing graffiti. Several of my friends do work on Prestress's walls, and I've always wanted to try my hand at it.

Recently, someone whitewashed a prominent wall and redid the entire area. Visiting that section with my friend Janae gave me the drive to finally attempt my hand at vandalism. Two days later, I was out there with a sketch on paper, two cans of spraypaint, a piece of chalk, a couple brushes, two jars of acrylic paint, and a huge-ass waterbottle. I was out there for a little over four hours and have the sunburns to prove it.

The whole time while painting this, I hummed the Imperial March.

Full picture of the location of the work -> [link]
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:iconbelletristic97:
Belletristic97 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
who needs to be nice and listen to the law??!!

more people should do stuff like this :))
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Taylor-the-Weird Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Agreed, agreed. When I studied abroad in Greece last summer, I was struck by how much graffiti there was in Athens and - most of all - how beautiful it was.

Cities like Rome might have clean, pristine, ornate buildings, but I found true beauty in the grudge and life of the city of Athens and its ever-changing art on the walls. People interacting with their environments to create art for art's sake is far more beautiful than societal obsessions with keeping things "pure."
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Belletristic97 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013
in Vienna thereīs much graffiti, especially around the Danube.... itīs so wonderful to look at those works, especially since they arenīt destroying them
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Meteorette Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011
One of the rare cases in which vandalism is an improvement!
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Vivienne-Mercier Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Now THIS is the kind of graffiti I can support! :D It's so hard to find well-done graffiti.
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Daniela-Chris Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
What's with his mask?
And, umm. Lightning? O.o
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DarthWill3 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hail Vader!
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:icontaylor-the-weird:
Taylor-the-Weird Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Indeed!
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deviantgirlsx Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2009
excellent shot
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Eloarei Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, you really did that?! That's so impressive! I've always really admired tasteful graffiti (nice-looking stuff that isn't filled with curse words) but I've never actually met a graffiti artist.

Haha I wonder if people would buy graffiti? I mean, like slabs of old buildings that have nice graffiti on them. I would. ^^; Heh, I can sense a new collection starting.
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