13 Oct '11, 6pm

A doctor-turned-street-artist uses graffiti to raise awareness of climate change in Arizona's Navajo Nation:

A doctor-turned-street-artist uses graffiti to raise awareness of climate change in Arizona's Navajo Nation:

Jewelry stand in Bitter Springs. Photo: Jetsonorama The original inhabitants of the land that is now the Navajo Nation knew something about writing on walls. Spend any amount of time kicking around this canyon country and you'll find symbols and images painted and etched into the stone. Though street art might seem like a similar art form, born from similar impulses generations later in cities such as New York and LA, finding it here in its modern form seems unlikely: You can drive for hours and see little sign of human life, save for an occasional passing pickup truck or a hogan tucked into the scrub. But it's here. There's old-style graffiti, sure, and, as anywhere, a lot of puerile scrawling. But in the past few years, a new hand has been at work, posting giant photographs of the faces of Navajo people on water tanks, abandoned gas stations, roadside jewelry stands -- e...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/climate-change/2011-10-13-writing-on...

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