I love the idea that there is an individual walking around town quickly scribing their trademark on any place of importance. Sacred locations perhaps. I envision these are a self-portrait of a man who goes by the name of “Bear”. I’ll be on the lookout for an odd-looking man with a cool stash. In fact now that I think back, I totally saw him at the Chait Gallery tonight. I should have interrogated him.
This new discovery made me wonder how many more of these hidden treasures are out there! I made a quick google search of ‘Iowa City Graffiti’. At least one recognizable image (for me) turned up.
Considering the Old Capital Mall houses the School of Music, I’m pretty sure it belongs. Why didn’t I listen? I bet if I were to stop and listen like the picture is trying to tell me, I would hear the students playing above.
I’m going to scour this town for more! I’m going to explore every building, bathroom, and basement. Every alleyway and rooftop. I will take pictures of anything and everything. And I will do this all very soon.
1. Adrianne Behning’s photo via Flickr.