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  • I like street art. In a public space it's subject to the rules of the neighbourhood and changes to the area. Even the greatest of works can get ruined in the day to day processes of a city that serves more than just the artists and the community but also the people who travel those streets from outside. The impermanence of the art is what makes me love it more, it changes, it is sometimes is adapted by the artist, and sometimes it just disappears and new art is created in the new spaces that have replaced the old.

    The Internet is a bit like that, the spaces change and what we create on them is subject to change too. Such is life, streets are precious to more than just the artists and nothing lasts forever. The streets go on and the art goes on. How you deal with it is just a question of whether you want new work made to be seen more than you want to hold onto what was there before.

    Photo of Dr. D. anti government art piece being taken down.
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