I missed my Banksy photo op with no regrets
I left my dorm in that bleary-eyed post-nap haze to find this barreling down Claremont:
So of course I texted my roommate…
At first I did not know this truck was in fact a work of art, let alone one by the illustrious Banksy (whom Spectrum spotted earlier). So I really just saw this mysterious truck after first waking up, not realizing what it actually was, and I found it quite jarring.
Before I even knew the real purpose of the piece, it seriously made me think. It shocked me. It completely changed the course of my morning. And I think that is exactly what Banksy is aiming for with his artwork. He wants to throw a curveball to what you usually think about in the morning. He wants to make you think.
When I first found out this was Banksy, I was shooting myself in the foot for missing the photo op. But as I thought more, I’m glad I didn’t photograph the “Sirens of the Lambs.” Banksy put them in a truck for a reason: This experience is supposed to be transient. You see it for a moment and then it’s gone. The Sirens of the Lambs turns into a figment of your memory just as fast as you noticed it in the first place.
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