Alaska, Art, Barrow, Graffiti, Murals, Photography, Snow, Street Art, Winter
It’s been an odd year here in Barrow, rather warm in fact. Still, a bit of snow did manage to stick to a wall or three, and in due time a few creative individuals took the time to do something clever with it. I don’t have a huge batch of snow-graffiti this time, but a few of these are really cool.
In related news, I actually took the time to tweak a couple of these photos, nothing special. just enhanced the contrast and shifted the color a bit in an effort to make the art come through better. I wouldn’t say that I accomplished anything brilliant, but at least you can read the writing. This is, I think, the first post where I have actually done any post-production on a photo. Sometime, I may have to go back through my old pics and see what I can do to improve a few of them.
Click to embiggen! …come on, all the cool kids are doin’ it!
Cool! Thanks for sharing.
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And the White Lion Roars! said:
Wow. All we get are bad snowmen!
We don’t get many of those around here.
Maria Falvey said:
Love the creativity that springs forth in areas I’d not have guessed.
That’s what I love about street art, even this temporary stuff.
These are fabulous! Living my life in an area without snow, I’d never imagined the graffiti potential…thanks!
At the risk of asking a really dumb question, but why are the buildings on stilts? I usually associate that with areas prone to frequent flooding…unless you are going to tell me that’s the reason.
We all ask that question, I think. It’s because putting a house on the ground melts the permafrost and then causes you’re house to shift in bad ways. So, most buidings here are up off the ground. The exceptions usually have refrigerated flooring. …seriously.
That’s amazing! I learn something new everyday 🙂
Laura Lynn said:
That is some cool creativity there! Love them all…well, wait…okay, not ALL of them but they were very stylish nevertheless.
Creativity varies. I have some ideas about who may have done the more interesting stuff but I don’t know yet.
Amazing! it shows the creativity and passion of the building one.
My new favorite word… ’embiggen’.. awesome!