Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Wise words from SNOW



The nature of art has always been discussed and debated. Most people agree that there is not just one definition, but rather, art encompasses a variety of ideas, approaches and qualities. What about graffiti? Although many may consider this vandalism and destructive with no intrinsic value - it is emotional, it does communicate and many believe it really is legitimate art. Paterson native Carmelo Sigona has been painting graffiti for more than 30 years. His tag name, "Snow", dates back to the late 70s when he was called Snow White because he was the only white kid in the neighborhood painting on the streets. Sigona has transitioned into a successful commercial career which includes licensing deals, album covers and music videos. He's currently pitching a graphic novel to several studios in Hollywood with the hope of turning it into a film or cartoon series. (Video by Andre Malok / The Star-Ledger)

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