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Today I’m going to feature an incredible piece of art by an amazing artist, MadC. I like to let the artist’s work do most of the talking with me just filling in some info and providing some commentary after the fact so, without further ado, here is The Jurassic Park Wall
I first saw this piece on Facebook, thanks to my good friend, French graffiti artist Resa Oner, who herself has created some amazing murals and other artwork. From the second I saw it, I fell in love with it. I grew up absolutely loving dinosaurs and, like a lot of children, fancying myself growing up to be a paleontologist when I grew up. And even though I decided to go in a different direction professionally, my love of dinosaurs never went away. And then I saw the Jurassic Park movies.
To this day I still have them all. I remember the scene when the scientists first get on the island and are driven to the wide open plain and they first realize that the entire island is populated by living, breathing dinosaurs. They turned and saw apatosaurus, hadrosaurids, pterodactyls, triceratops, and more all around them. My heart stopped and I, like I think everyone else in the theater, relieved the dreams and fantasies I had when I was a kid.
What MadC has done here is capture that wonder and power. On this wall she created a post-human world, taken back by the primal forces of life. The quote she chose to put in the top left-hand corner, “Once we are extinct, life will find a way” is a take-off on something that the character of Dr. Ian Malcolm says in the book and the movie. It is a testament to the power of life, of determination, and a fitting tribute to the power of that film.
Here is a video that MadC made chronicling her work on the the creation of the wall:
I think this piece is an amazing example for people who don’t understand what graffiti is and what it can be, of the fact that it is as valid an art form as oil on canvas or picking up a violin. An artist is an artist is an artist.
I also think that MadC is an amazing example for women everywhere that think that certain fields, like graffiti, are dominated by men and that they can’t make their own mark. Here’s a woman who, like my friend Resa, is creating work that is just as good, if not better, than the work being created by her male counterparts. Trust yourselves. Go out there and create – you’re just as strong, intelligent, and worth listening to as anyone else. Keep creating.
Here’s more info on MadC so you can check out more of her work and follow her projects:
MadC’s Website: http://www.madc.tv/
MadC’s Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MadC.one
MadC’s Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
MadC’s Vimeo: MadC.tv
MadC’s YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/MadCwriting/videos?flow=grid&view=0
And you can find out more about her here: http://www.madc.tv/?page_id=2
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