Sometimes, we see art and think we know what it means. At least, we know if we like it or hate it. But knowing the real stories behind the artist's motivation can change our views and experience.
I loved this piece since it dealt with text. But after meeting the artist, Shannon Galpin, I saw this in a different light. When I asked her to talk about her piece, she told me that she was stalked for several years. the person stalking her sent her letters. Some threatening, some filled with rage, and some filled with professed love. She decided to take some words from the "love" letters and pasted them on a wall during Denver's annual CRUSH event where artists come from all over the country to paint the buildings and alleys of the RiNo area.
Shannon is a fascinating person with many interests and passions. I encourage you to visit her website and read about her. She is a person I wish I knew better.
Carol Ann Waugh
I am a mixed media artist and love color and texture!