In the 1980’s Czech youth painted a portrait of John Lennon on a wall in Prague, along with song lyrics and inspirational quotes. Despite attempts to cover the graffiti, art continued to spring up until the Knights of Malta (current owners of the wall) gave up trying to get rid of it and let the project continue into the evolving project it is today. Our tour guide told us ahead of time that one of the coolest parts of the wall was the fact that it changes every day, as new artists and visitors come to paint their own ideas over the current pieces. Even as we stood there we watched it transform as other tourists, and us once we borrowed the spray paint, added our marks. Art really has the power to give people a voice, even in the simple form of strangers coming together to express ideas. Layer upon layer of sharpie and paint on the wall have come to represent peace, love and freedom – and it’s a really awesome thing to see.
“Tonight, we are young. We can set the world on fire, we can burn brighter than the sun.” – Fun
Life is an adventure, Live Free.
My contribution to the wall.
Peace, Love, Unity, Respect
“Be the change you wish to see in the world.”