Many of you will remember the extremely-popular (It Started With One Light Pole) post from 2012 that circulated round the world – more than once! Several periodicals pointed readers to this community project that was triggered by one lone light pole.
Just last week someone else featured this community event – (And did not ask to use my photos!) – I refrained from scolding them about using my photos, since this was about the locals in Jama and not about me. The more the world read about those artists and about the positive things happening in Jama, the better. Right?
For a refresher, see IT STARTED WITH ONE LIGHT POLE. (2012)
I’ve enjoyed watching Luchy transform his petite little building into a work of art, and we sometimes smile and say, ‘It started with one light pole.” That lone post triggered two years’ worth of urban art. I witnessed shy insecure young artists bud into confident ones.
But something is amiss this week, and I’m struggling with warring emotions. Continue reading