The Museum of Messages is a photo project that began in 1999.
These photographs are images of messages that people have
written or designed in landscapes, mostly urban, about the environment, love, politics, humor, loyalty and freedom of
As an artist I think it is very important to document these
visual voices because people are attempting to publicize their
thoughts for others to read, think and learn.
Since these words don't have a very long life span, because
cleaning crews paint over or wash away these expressions,
I feel that it is my duty to document these words with my camera
and, when I think it is appropriate, I digitally modify the photo so
that the message is emphasized.
Although the original messages are not my creation, my goal is to
share the work of these anonymous artists in exhibitions and
publications so that others can enjoy their contributions.
-Helena V. de Vengoechea