As 2024 has progressed, I have begun to believe that nothing has ever inspired more art than WWII. In addition, the art that came out of WWII in its music, fashion design and literature had a profound impact on society and changed the world forever.

During the war, some of the graffiti art was used to bring joy and motivation into the most dire and depressed situations. In other times, the art was used to pay tribute to individuals. Art was also used as an emotional release and a means of communication. However, no piece of art was more openly expressed than Kilroy.

When I was a child, I was ill quite often. I remember one particular day being sent to the office because of being ill and the kind woman in the office took time to try and cheer me up. She taught me to draw Kilroy. I had no idea of his significance at the time. I just thought he was a funny character, and he became the only thing I could ever draw.

When our son came along, he was a bit rowdy (ha), and sitting through an hour to an hour and a half at church was a bit challenging (ha). However, the one thing that never ceased to entertain him was when we would put pencil to paper and drew Kilroy…over and over and over…..

It was not until this year that I finally learned the history of this wonderful character.

This Saturday, join Borderless Arts Tennessee on a 10am Zoom with Brooke Hammond as she shares details about WWII Graffiti art and participants get to make their own Graffiti art designs. The session is free, but registration is required to get a Zoom link.