Most Popular and Favorite Articles of 2014

Reviews and impressions, explorations of creative and human controversies, studies of culture and tradition, you'll find them all on synkroniciti. Here are the Top Ten articles of the year and three of my favorites that missed the list. I hope you enjoy them! Please click on the picture to view the article. First, these are the most popular articles … Continue reading Most Popular and Favorite Articles of 2014

Changing the Story on the Streets, The Bushwick Collective, Part Two

Art can help change our reality by shaping our vision. At the Bushwick Collective, these altered realities are wonderfully contagious. This is the second post about the Bushwick Collective, an unusual and inspiring collection of street art in Brooklyn, New York. You can read the first part here. In the early days, the Bushwick Collective gave Joe Ficalora … Continue reading Changing the Story on the Streets, The Bushwick Collective, Part Two

Changing the Story on the Streets: The Bushwick Collective, Part One

Can street art transform lives? The Bushwick Collective, a world class outdoor gallery in Brooklyn, New York presents compelling evidence. Joe Ficalora, head of the Bushwick Collective, can remember a time when fear and poverty ruled the streets. In fact, this child of Sicilian immigrants spent many youthful hours perched on the roof of his … Continue reading Changing the Story on the Streets: The Bushwick Collective, Part One

Painted Trains: Art Off the Tracks, Part Two

Train cars are often canvases for street art, legal and illegal. What is it about trains that catches our imagination? Our first post in this series spoke about the controversial nature of graffiti on trains. This post follows it up with some fabulous painted train cars from Europe, including four painted during a live event … Continue reading Painted Trains: Art Off the Tracks, Part Two

Painted Trains: Art Off the Tracks? Part One

Graffiti hearkens back to ancient public art. Is there something valuable in street art that is good for the community? There is an innate conflict between street art and property. Street artists have to paint or paste on to something, which alters the appearance and sometimes even the function of that thing. Many municipalities provide … Continue reading Painted Trains: Art Off the Tracks? Part One

Food, Labels and Unexpected Voices: Graffiti Artists vs. GMO

California Proposition 37 would have been the first law in the United States requiring retailers and food companies to label products made with genetically modified ingredients had it passed in late 2012. China, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, the entire European Union, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Russia, India and Chile are among nations that already require such labels … Continue reading Food, Labels and Unexpected Voices: Graffiti Artists vs. GMO