Yesterday I had the honor of being on hand as REKER, PADAE, and AKNEW painted a tribute to two fallen soldiers in Philadelphia’s historic graffiti scene.
I was extremely humbled when I got the chance to speak with and offer my sincere condolences to the families of both MEN and CRESE. They were all absolutely wonderful and kind people, bonded together by the untimely passing of two men. I had met both MEN and CRESE only one time, but both were very kind, generous, humble, and kind.
To me, this tribute represents a lot of things. Obviously it’s a tribute to the lives of two men for the community and their families. However, it’s also a symbol of how graffiti and the art attached to it can help us all grow together as a community, and build bonds that strengthen us rather than drive us apart.