East Skate ParkThis concrete bathtub is located at
the infamous PlayLand corridor, a gaudy left-over of the Pacific
National Exhibition where people go to chew candy floss and toss
boulders at ducks. Have faith in humanity and look what happens.
Some snazzy artwork on this hallowed circuit
Westminster Skate Park.
Down near the highschool, at the business-end of a ballpark, the
NW SP is a bona fide skater's hangout. Grafitti there was less than
inspiring, but then, so is New Westminster. Bikers, Retirees
and Ex-Mental Patients run the town.
Vancouver (SeyLyn) Skate Park
Located in a ravine, just beside a river (like most things in
North Van), SeyLyn, besides having a tacky name, has some flamin'
tags. A little worn-out after zillions of uses, SeyLyn
is just another hole in the green wall.
||ParkGate Skate Park
ParkGate, besides being snuggled away in the heart of Yuppie SUV-ville,
is home to some serious art. These tags are of couse, "approved"
by the Martha Stewart Livingrooms-For-Jesus association. We
only hope these taggers take their talents elsewhere, when they
graduate from Beaverton High.
||Griffin Skate, North Van
It's an excessive green chute in a Hospital Laundry Room. It's
a statement, revealing of the Motherless youth and the Fatherless
excuse that we shelve inside us all. It's a cauliflower in
a Rainbow, turned slightly on its side by Gall Bladder Innuendoes. More
than that, it's just another day in a taggers pocketbook.
name conjures up SOMETHING,
surely? Burly truck drivers? Lookalike condos sprouting like
malignant mushrooms? Trailer Parks, Strip Malls, more useless
SUV's, and more cranky commuters. Is there no respite from
mediocrity? We must ask the Golden Buddha for his blessings,
this installation's gonna need it.
||Venice, Not Italy.
This page is a potential Cardiac-Arrestor, so read with care. We'll
be honkin' onwards tomorrow, so dear suds-drowner, git yo' ass
offa th' couch an' git ready fo' de dirty stuff! You!!