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    Posted May 28, 2012 by
    asheville, North Carolina
    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    Art where you live

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    Under The Bridge Downtown


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     whatandwhy captured this photograph in 2010 in Asheville, North Carolina. He says street art is a common sight in Asheville. 'Sometimes it's beautiful and interesting graffiti and other times it's beautiful elaborate murals that just show up randomly on local business walls. Much of it finds a home with a lot of appreciation for quite a while until someone replaces it with something new,' he says. He says graffiti can be considered a crime or artwork depending on the case. 'If it's just random tagging to scar property and identify someone’s ego - it's a crime. However, when you happen to walk through some dilapidated back alley and you find a giant, beautiful, sweet face of Yoda staring at you on some old forgotten brick wall and it simply says "Jedi" next to it, that to me expresses something powerful.' He used Photoshop crop together the images of the mural to fully represent the panoramic view, in addition he also corrected the exposure levels.
    - Jareen, CNN iReport producer

    This was one half of the beginning version of the Mural Project in downtown Asheville, NC. that has since morphed into different things. This was one side of the street and opposite this is a whole other mural. Often here in Asheville, you will see graffiti that appears overnight that is equally as beautiful.
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