Ever since my friend Ian was forced to attend ‘gang counseling’ for his work around Indianapolis, I’ve respected the cultural tightrope that graffiti artists walk. Tagging walls incessantly with scribbled initials and symbols is one thing, but thought-provoking social graffiti is another.
Graffiti artist Banksy took his vacation, and craft, to the Palestinian side of the Israel’s infamous separation wall. His inspired pieces offer a glimpse into the power of positive social graffiti – plus they’re just so cool.
Banksy in the West Bank