There is a sense of community involved in artwork, especially street art. This article puts an emphasis on the building of smaller Milwaukee Communities, and the larger culture and community of Milwaukee overall. I kind of wish that the article went a bit more in-depth with this topic, especially since it seemed really interesting to me going into it. I wonder what artists had already had their work featured, how they went about being chosen, and what subject matter they wanted to emphasize in their works. Of course, community was an inherent part of this type of mural, but I would love to see an interview with an artist who had done some of these works. I have my own personal identity attached to these works, especially since I do go around Milwaukee often. The rainbow crosswalk near cathedral square is the more notable public art works i remember, otherwise the koi fish that are on the pavement in some areas of Milwaukee (this feels a lot like a finding game, although i'm sad to see some of them are gone. Either due to purposeful removal, or over time ware - I can only assume). I also wonder if there are any intentions and plans to protect these works, especially since they are in areas that are susceptible to decay. I'm hoping to follow the project later on to see how these murals have grown in number, and hopefully going out to see them myself.
Image Creds; City of Milwaukee DPW
The work of Goriko, for juxtapoz Magazine
In This article, it covers the work of Reen Barrera and Giorgiko. I was most drawn in by the fantastical mystique and dream like landscapes of Goriko's work. I feel as if the article the descriptions of the work are very thorough and speak to the viewing audience, as is the artwork. The sad relatability of a lost childhood within these works resonates with me, so its great to see that they are being put on display.
9/12/2022 12:57:26 pm
I think comparing articles could be better covered with finding a national source that covers murals as well, maybe one that talks about the issue of them eroding over time or censorship when in comes to public art. Regardless, love that you included photos and your description of your connection to the murals.
9/12/2022 01:16:51 pm
Emi, I really like your writing style and the way you include your thoughts and questions from reading the articles, and what resonated with you. Would like to hear more of your analysis of the Juxtapoz Magazine website.
9/12/2022 01:22:19 pm
When you put, "This articles", putting the articles name or website might be more beneficial.
I agree that I felt the main article wasn't as in-depth of the Reen Barrera's art and analysis of his work. I felt you could've described how the site is designed and how it effectively they retain the user to continue exploring the site or not.
9/12/2022 03:41:22 pm
I appreciate how you focused on the content of the articles in your analysis, not just design. Including your personal thoughts adds to your analysis too. Something to include might be the purpose of the article and why they fit the content of their respective sites.
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