Spraying for love
The urban landscape includes the world of the down-trodden and faceless, who sleep under bridges and stand like landmarks at traffic intersections. It is from this nuanced, strange and challenging existence that graffiti artist Faith47 draws inspiration.
“In the years of painting in the streets I have explored many hidden-away spaces, empty Joburg high-rise buildings, old factories and pockets of broken architecture. I have been documenting the marks I find — scrawled poems on the walls, gang tags, love stories, complaints and observations carefully pencilled on walls, drawings and sentences written by stowaways who sleep under bridges,” she says.