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Li1 Cecilia Li Professor Powell ENRU 1100 5 February 2009 Art Defines its Neighborhood This graffiti was found on a wall of an old apartment building in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. The graffiti itself is a mural depicting cartoon characters from the popular cereal brands Captain Crunch, Lucky Charms, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, and Honey Nut Cheerios. It shows the characters fighting a cereal war, with strawberries and Trix pieces falling from the sky as if they were bombs. This mural has the title “cereal killers”, likely because the word “cereal” is a homophone of “serial”. The artist was very creative in representing the “cereal killers” as “serial killers” in this mural. This graffiti is found at the intersection of Mott and Mulberry Street; many tourists frequent both these roads. The neighborhood is quite bustling in the day, but it completely
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Unformatted text preview: changes when night nears. Not many people inhabit the streets at the hours of darkness, thus making the area more prone to crime. This neighborhood has had numerous occurrences of crime in the past, which might explain the content in the graffiti. And since the area is vacant at night, it also makes the place most susceptible to this kind of art. Art often has a direct relationship with its environment. The kind of art found in a neighborhood depends on the setting and conditions in which activities are carried on there. The reasoning for this is largely because the people that create these artworks in the neighborhood are influenced by its surroundings. Thus, the type of art in a neighborhood can often be said to Li2 reflect its neighborhood significantly....
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