Ward Jenkins’ beautiful mural pissed on

I’m swiping this story from BoingBoing, but I’m betting there are folks that:

A) Don’t read Boing Boing
B) Don’t know Ward Jenkins or read his blog or check out his Flickr photos
C) Don’t live in Decatur or
D) Don’t pass Victory Vintage Home on a regular basis

I’m actually three of those (guess which), but I think the story should be here.

Basically, Ward is a local artist/animator and some teenagers came and urinated on the mural he’s doing for Victory Vintage Home. He actually takes a pretty longview of the whole thing whereas I, not being an artist, might have gotten quite pissed (pardon the pun).

In any event, it’s not every day some Atlantan makes BoingBoing, so I thought I’d point it out.

And, tangentially enough, one of the folks Ward links on his blogroll is my next-door neighbor, whom I hadn’t realized had a blog. Weird.

3 Comments so far

  1. Paulie [eatl/ga] (unregistered) on January 19th, 2006 @ 9:03 am

    Good pull Seth. I saw it on BoingBoing this morning and was certain that someone would beat me to it.

  2. kim (unregistered) on January 19th, 2006 @ 5:48 pm

    funny, a friend of mine from NC emailed me about this just a few hours ago, wondering if I lived near there (yep, just down the road). I like to think it was just kids being silly, but he does bring up some interesting points…

  3. Ward (unregistered) on January 20th, 2006 @ 9:58 am

    Hey man, thanks for the mention here. Even though it’s uncool to have your artwork pissed on, I didn’t let it affect me too much. Just washed it off and will keep doing what I’m doin’. I’m having fun with the mural, and everyone who stops by the place loves it. And plus, Lee, the owner of Victory Vintage loves it too.

    Thanks again!

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