A city is not merely the sum of its industries and homes; the true measure of its life and vitality is to be found in how it plays rather than how much it works.
In the city artists explore, create games, or spin wild tales for themselves and all those strangers, who, like kids first meeting, are also fast friends and play to their own amusements. Working in public, dancing without a net and bracing for more hazards than thanks, there is no lack of hard effort and commitment to make art in our streets. But for those who choose to (or must) do so, there is a freedom, informal fun, spontaneity, and ingenuity, which is far less common in the rigors of a studio practice or the machinations of the art world. Picasso suggested that all kids are artists, so the trick for artists is to stay being a kid. This, then, is the wonderful trick of street artists – staying young at heart, they help us all do the same.