Friday, 3 August 2018
Writing on the wall
Who will you allow to comment on your wall?
This page wasn't going anywhere, so I painted black all over it and then slapped on a mask and removed some of the paint from around it as it was drying. A shadowy figure emerged and suddenly the page felt like it had some energy about it. My daughter thought it looked like graffiti, and that set me thinking.
Graffiti is 'writing or drawings scribbled, scratched, or sprayed illicitly on a wall or other surface in a public place.' Taking a wider definition, people writing about us on social media - on our virtual wall - can be graffiti.
What will you let people say about you? What will you believe if someone else says it about you? Will you let their graffiti stay on your wall, carried around in your head? Who will you allow to define you?
Watch who you let comment on your wall.