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the city is going to paint over these soon.

in a few days, the area under this bridge will be covered with 50 gray squares of paint. one to cover up each pigeon.

people want to believe that all graffiti is an ugly, gang related, crime against humanity.

for the people who love graffiti as much as I do, this 'crime against humanity' could be our salvation.
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pikachuiscoolio Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I TOTALLY disagree.

Paining pigeons on bridges is SUCH a big crime against humanity! Such HORRIBLE graffiti! HORRIBLE art!

(hint hint sarcasm)


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MissSwan Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Wonderful initiative. I hope it has not been devastated. 
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altergromit Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
....Right....
...And pigeons salvation too, maybe... :heart: :+fav: :iconpigeon2plz: :heart:
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TheMeekWarrior Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think this is really cool! I see big, fancy paintings on the backs of buildings all the time in Saint Paul. It's a shame the city wouldn't be willing to keep a bunch of cute little paint pigeons under a bridge.
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Waarden Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
Really brought a smile to my face, love your work! Real inspiration.
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Piezelle Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist
D:
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Invader-Max Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I feel like I just went on an adventure. I just can't explain it.
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TheRustyRobot Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
D: These pigeons are amazing! Graffiti is the stuff that makes a city a city. If a city doesn't have it somewhere, it's just not right. I don't like it when people paint rude stuff on walls, because kids might see it and get dirty minds, but even then it's still art. And art can never die.

Holy crap, that may be the longest rant I've ever done in one comment.
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Faylahh Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Hobbyist
Aw! They're covering those beautiful things up?!? Gyah! Jerks... At least you captured them in photo..
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Clojo-733 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Student Filmographer
I agree with this, walking past these on the street would make me stop and think for a minute, and make me smile.
Do you have any idea who the artist is?
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IvoryDrive Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Professional General Artist
No I do not
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Clojo-733 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Student Filmographer
Jus wonderin' :-)
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Obn18 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I totally agree
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littlecritter35 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
What's the point behind the pigeons (other than graffiti doesn't always have to be ugly)?
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TheRustyRobot Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's art, it doesn't need to have a point.
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littlecritter35 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It just seems really symbollic.
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TheRustyRobot Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Maybe the person who did it had their own motives.
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tobi9517 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011
art can never be illigel and they cant stop people from doing it.....
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WhoAm-Irony Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011
Preach on brother.
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Tromandolute Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Student Digital Artist
These are beautiful. :) I can't believe that they would just cover something like this up. Actually, I can. Great job! :)
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WicasaWakan Featured By Owner May 5, 2011
:clap: Nicely done!
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JWiesner Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011
I don't mind graffiti, I just think there should be laws saying where it's allowed to do and where not. In your movie here it looks like it's in a parking area and I think this should be okay. But what I dislike is when they hit people's home, or even cover their windows and stuff. I know my house was hit a couple of times, and it actually looked ugly. Just words, written in one line, with one color. It annoyed me, so it got painted over and it stayed that way. Around here graffiti is a also often work of stupid teenagers and not of real artists.

I very much like picture graffiti like in your movie though. I also saw people portraits in that style in a city and found it beautiful. We also have a part close to a train station, at the wall that was built to make the train noise silent for people living there. It's full of quality graffiti and I think it's nice when you travel with train to see that road of art every time.
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jevaun-haumec Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
They're just scared of something new and stimulating
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ErnieTheBlack Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010   Traditional Artist
Really like these! I have made a list of all the places in London Banksy drew on, and Im going to find them one day ^ ^
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roushguy Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010
Wow. I remember seeing this a few years ago, loved it. I myself am a fan of artful graffiti improving the look of something. It's a damned shame they painted over the pigeons and even worse they tore the bridge down after.... If you do any more work similar to this, please, keep it up!
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LeucisticCrow Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
But they're not even the "tagging" kind of graffiti. They're so pretty...
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szarotkathedragoness Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010
Sorry, I meant you can't consider art grafitti.
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szarotkathedragoness Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010
Beautiful.

You can't consider graffiti art. Isn't it making the buildings look nicer?
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Flawliet Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010  Student General Artist
I saw one of these in Essex! They were beautiful! I wish I had taken a photo before they paint over it
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BigbtheFirst Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010
That is true art. No denying it.
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BigbtheFirst Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010
oh also, did you start doing them in other places? Because my friend found one in an alley when he went to look for the bridge with them.
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Artiiic Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010
Well im not sure it was him that he made it. the one i saw was in a alley.
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waterdragon34912 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010
Not all graffiti are just ugly almost unreadable name tags.

I just wish there was more graffiti like this around.
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BlinkDog1 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010
Love it!
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SunshineGrrl Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
No words really. Just awe. I've been reading these guys' comments, & I agree with most of it. Those birds were art.
I'm very sorry they censored your art.
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GoldenSunDragon Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010
I know this deviation is 'old', but... did they really paint over them?

btw, they are beautiful, they really are
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IvoryDrive Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010  Professional General Artist
yes, two weeks later they were gone, and 2 months later the whole bridge was torn down
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GoldenSunDragon Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010
:( what a shame...
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PigeonFeatherz Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2010
All of those are beautiful. Such a horrible government we have to cover up art. Only true artists understand the importance of art. Am I correct?
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Queen-Alouette Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
FINALLY A PIGEON FAN AS ENTHUSIASTIC AS ME! WOOT!
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:iconivorydrive:
IvoryDrive Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2010  Professional General Artist
They're the dandilion of the animal kingdom.
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R-xotib-CREATE Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010
In one of the bridges in my city, they paid a woman that I know to paint a huge mural all over it.
It's very colorful, and no one has marked it up or messed with the bridge since then.

I think your pigeons are very beautiful.
It was very bold of you to paint them. Thank you.
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IvoryDrive Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2010  Professional General Artist
There's a lot of magic hidden around corners and in alleys in your city too I'm sure.

You should go on a hunt :)
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R-xotib-CREATE Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010
That does sound like a good idea.

I'll be sure to sometime
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9fernando9 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010
AMAZING!! .......you should put the stencils that you used on here that way people could see how to do it
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Kyra-Wolf Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010
There's two types of graffiti - stuff thats rude and offensive and then there's artwork. This is artwork.

If they want to, at least put a fresh cout of paint on it and give you the okay to re-do it, but even that is a huge mound of work.

I think they should leave it. XD They look awesome!
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Little-Sunflower Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010   Digital Artist
Amazing. It's a shame that graffiti seems to be deemed as something of a crime, rather than gaining recognition for talent and creativity. Graffiti is much of art as any other painting, merely done with a different canvas and media.

I also like how you chose to paint pigeons on the surroundings of the cities. Pigeons tend to be viewed as vermin, but I think they're absolutely beautiful creatures, underappreciated as much as graffiti.
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InsomniacLombax Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this isnt graphitti this is art. Some graphiti is...rude and inapropriate but there are differences! people enjoy these kind of simple things!
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Fairrette Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010
OMG, why would the city do something like that! Keep stenciling those darn pigeons m'dear! Put them all over your city! Soon people just might come to be aware that the little birds add charm to the cold hard concrete.
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ZephyrElric Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2009  Student General Artist
I searched "graffiti" on my school's computer. It was blocked. For some reason, it made my heart hurt. I wish people weren't so stubborn and mundane all the time...
Your work is beautiful. And no little grey square can cover that up.
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