Graffiti Park

Welcome to Heaven. Skate Park, that is. Its a work in progress at the entrance to downtown Hartford on its northern border. For a long time now its been a “legal” graffiti park, and it will soon be transformed into a skate park called Heaven, with graffiti welcome. And Heaven it is. Bring some spray cans. And create!

It definitely is.

It definitely is.

 

 

Didn't John Beluschi and Dan Aykroyd do this skit? The Killer Bees?

Didn’t John Beluschi and Dan Aykroyd do this skit? The Killer Bees?

 

 

Don't mess with this guy. Ever.

Don’t mess with this guy. Ever.

 

Its a thought, I think. Or maybe a backwards song.

Its a thought, I think. Or maybe a backwards song.

 

One of its nine lives, and its a doozie.

One of its nine lives, and its a doozie.

 

Here's looking at you, Kid.

Here’s looking at you, Kid.

 

This would make a great tee shirt, I think.

This would make a great tee shirt, I think.

 

Have you seen this man? I know, every Zombie looks alike.

Have you seen this man? I know, every Zombie looks alike.

 

Tastefully done, of course.

Tastefully done, of course.

 

Its eternal, but this love letter is probably already gone.

Its eternal, but this love letter is probably already gone.

 

Shades of Picasso?

Shades of Picasso?

 

Another great tag

Another great tag

 

Munch has nothing on this guy.

Munch has nothing on this guy.

 

Some of its so beautiful you want to take it home. But you can't. Pictures are good, though.

Some of its so beautiful you want to take it home. But you can’t. Pictures are good, though.

 

Much of the time the art is in the artist's name itself.

Much of the time the art is in the artist’s name itself.

 

Somebody spray painted "Monsters are Real!" on the concrete. Here's proof.

Somebody spray painted “Monsters are Real!” on the concrete. Here’s proof.

 

The walls at Heaven are constantly evolving, constantly changing. That's the beauty of it.

The walls at Heaven are constantly evolving, constantly changing. That’s the beauty of it.

Christina Choute, of Hartford, poses in front of a mural on a recent trip with friends. Christina Choute, of Hartford, poses in front of a mural on a recent trip with friends.

 

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6 Responses to Graffiti Park

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  2. Reality Man says:

    …because it’s so great for people to be greeted by a graffiti-covered eyesore as soon as they come off the exit into Hartford.

    • Bedtyme says:

      How sad that you would rather look at depressing gray walls than bursts of color. Hope life gets better for you, man.

      • Reality Man says:

        @Bedtyme: Patronizing and bogus. Being “depressed” by clean walls is no more likely than the notion that the public is uplifted by some kid with a few cans of spray paint.

  3. Subterfugium says:

    “reality”man……If you’re poor poor rich man eyes are oh so sore, then why don’t you just stay in pleasantville instead of coming to hartford?

  4. Brendan says:

    Great photo essay. Thanks for sharing Heaven with a wider audience.