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Valentine vandals reveal romantic commitment through crime: Kenny Be's Sign Language

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The hastily spray-painted caricatures on the plywood window covering above seems to suggest that Rober and Pango's relationship may be a temporary solution to a sudden problem. That the panel covers a wall opening intimates that the couple cannot clearly see that they paired quickly to patch feelings of emptiness and neglect.

The valentine vandalism shown below was scrawled onto the support mast of the 16th Street pedestrian bridge that crosses the South Platte River. The special hand position required to use a ball-point pen on a vertical surface suggests that the success of this coupling will always require extra effort. The placement on a high-traffic pedestrian suspension bridge also implies that this love will also require the validation of an endless parade of strangers at swinger's clubs. Below, for lovers who like to get trashed...
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