Monday, August 15, 2005

Bathroom Graffiti Uncovered

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Bathroom graffiti is nothing new, but now one California man is turning the raunchy writings and dirty drawings into art.

Four months ago, Mark Ferem launched the site,, a composition of pictures of graffiti Ferem has found on public bathroom stalls across the U.S. over the last 11 years.

The graffiti was found in bathrooms inside libraries, clubs, bars, restaurants, and colleges and range from deep emotional sayings and pictures of vaginas and penises to humorous political rants and quotes from famous people.

For instance, Ferem found “The love that you withhold is the pain that you carry” written on a Los Angeles cafe bathroom wall while “Elvis lives in us all” was penned in a Texas bar’s bathroom.

Ferem says he started collecting the pictures because he wanted to capture on record human beings innate need to communicate – no matter where they are and how vulgar it is – and their need to leave behind something to cement their existence at a particular place and time.

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