Graffiti And Its Role In The Pandemic Culture: Scalzi Skate Park

Michael Melvin – 18 April 2021

Mini Pipe at Scalzi

During the Pandemic, it may be difficult for people to understand how people are truly feeling in the United States. By reading Grafitti, we are able to uncover hidden meaning to the deeper and darker realms of life.

For today’s blog post, I will be going into the hidden meanings in the Graffiti and how I perceive them. As someone who has been commenting on the current system for years, I have some ideas of how they relate to me personally as I citizen living during pandemic- era United States.

The classic Uncle Sam. Instead of wanting you to join the army, he wants your soul.

Many people in the United States feel drained through social media and isolation. Skaters like to free themselves from the ‘system’. This includes getting away from social media, which represents the sellout skaters who make video games. At the end of the day, skaters come to Scalzi to shred and nothing else.

203 resembles the 3 digit area code for Greenwich, CT

The 203 is a well known area centered in Greenwich, CT. Many artists have come from the area including Kenny Beats, Tom Kenny, and Billy Dre.

Kenny Beats the Cave.
Billy Dre and More Paid Zai

With that in mind, there is plenty more to uncover from the Scalzi Skate Park. Its aesthetic is so seemingly casual, yet elusive.

Scalzi Iconic Box

In the future I would like to see a Pro-Skate Event hosted at Scalzi. I feel like we could set up a mega-ramp or something. That would be sick. If you have ideas let me know below.

Stay Tuned For More!

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Michael Melvin is a Writer, Musician, and Advocate. While attending Syracuse University he has been an active member on campus even holding positions in Greek Life and Clubs/Activities on campus. He has recently gained notoriety for his performance at the Wescott Theater, where he played music in a simulacrum which commented on the lack of discourse during the pandemic. Through a global pandemic, Melvin has come out as a resilient persona who questions modern conventions and looks for oppurtunites to adapt to newfound successes.

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