Monthly Archives: February 2014

Banksy’s Art

The point of Banksy’s art is social commentary. More importantly it is location specific. So by removing it from the wall it was painted on means it loses its meaning, significance and value. In a sense Banksy is really criticizing about this kind of phenomenon by choosing graffiti as his medium.

Meaning

You know, nothing really has meaning.

What I mean by this is that within context things make sense. But what if you expand or contract the context? The meaning changes. So this in itself is an indication of the inherent instability of meaning.

So meaning is contextual. It is empty of any independent “substance”. Nothing new about this. Socrates said something similar about words in Cratylus. As did Buddha. And so the jump to this conclusion is not hard to reach.

meta-valentine

it’s not
that the love
has died

but rather
the love has meta-
morphisized

it is not worse
or incomparable
it is still love

but quieter
and (imo) more
beautiful