"Art is not meant to change the world," anonymous French street artist JR explained to CNN. "But when you see people interacting, when you see an impact on their lives, then I guess in a smaller way, this is changing the world."
Shortly after the terrorist attacks in Paris on Nov. 13, individuals across social media began sharing images and quotes expressing peace and solidarity. Jean Jullien's drawing of the Eiffel Tower engulfed in a peace sign spread throughout Facebook and Instagram, while hashtags like #PrayForParis dominated Twitter.
In a clever play on words, street artists and their fans around the globe have opted to showcase signs of support too, operating under the hashtag #SprayForParis. While the artists are creating new works in and around Paris, adorning their red, blue and white designs with the words "Spray for Paris," fans of the art are sharing the images across Instagram in particular, including shots of murals in Brazil, Australia and the United States.
See a roundup of the artwork below:
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