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Love is Telepathic.
Love is Telepathic.
Digital CollectionStreet Art Graphics
TitleLove is Telepathic.
CreatorMark Samsonovich
Time Span2014
Geographic LocationNew York City, New York
LanguageEnglish
Classgraphic arts
Typesticker
DescriptionA red rectangular sticker with a black border and black lettering that says, "LOVE IS TELEPATHATIC." The sticker's creator, Mark Samsonovich, is a street artist who works primarily in New York City. He often uses text in his art to give his images a more concrete context in which to be considered. His art evokes a thoughtfulness that inspires viewers to think deeply about its intended meaning and how it personally affects and relates to them. The first time I was on the Lower East Side I saw the word LOVE from several feet away and knew I had to get a closer look; I had discovered my first "LOVE IS TELEPATHIC" sticker. I continued to see these stickers all over lower Manhattan and parts of Brooklyn. If everyone who walked by this sticker thought of someone they love who is far away and then used that longing energy to reach out to that person, then message in the sticker is extremely effective in getting Samsonovich's message across.
Referenceshttp://loveistelepathic.com/
Curator's NotesRaina Puels '16 contributed and helped catalogue this item as part of a collaborative, interdisciplinary initiative at St. Lawrence University called "Weaving the Streets & People's Archive, " funded during 2013-2015 by a mini-grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation entitled "Crossing Boundaries: Re-envisioning the Humanities for the 21st Century." For the project, students and young alumni participants were asked to examine "the creative and complex ways ordinary people make use of public space to express themselves." Participants wrote blog posts for "The Weave" and selected four to six items to be added to the gallery's "Street Art Graphics" digital archive. See (http://weavenews.org/content/weaving-streets).
RightsPlease see http://www.stlawu.edu/gallery/copyright/.
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