Most Popular Photoblogs of 2014: Synkroniciti Top Ten

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and these ten blog posts would be nothing without their pictures. These are the most viewed photoblogs posted on synkroniciti in 2014. We've also included a popular one from last December as an honorable mention. Sometimes it's hard to know whether to classify a post as … Continue reading Most Popular Photoblogs of 2014: Synkroniciti Top Ten

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

Rescuing Home: Detroit’s Heidelberg Project

How do we respond to poverty, drugs and crime? Tyree Guyton strengthened the spirit of his Detroit neighborhood through art. In 1986, Tyree Guyton returned from serving in the U.S. Army to his home on Heidelberg Street in East Detroit. The McDougall-Hunt neighborhood had become an unfriendly place, sinking deeper and deeper into drugs and … Continue reading Rescuing Home: Detroit’s Heidelberg Project

No Home in this World Anymore: Dystopian Figures of Isaac Cordal

Rocky economies, wars, injustices and climate change threaten the world we call home. Can art do anything to help us? When most people think of street art they think of graffiti, painted or stenciled images. Isaac Cordal's street art is sculptural. He makes figures from cement, which he calls Cement Eclipses, and deposits them in … Continue reading No Home in this World Anymore: Dystopian Figures of Isaac Cordal

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