I was discussing this shot with someone (taken on a street in the Gold Coast area in Chicago) about the meaning of the stencil. Maybe he was more “civic minded” than me but he thought it was all “free speech” – “right on!” – that on that street, your thoughts mattered, and you should share them.
I, on the other hand, thought it was a little sleazier and at night, that street turned into an area were a different sort of value was created. Maybe my mind is in the gutter, but the context of a stencil, on a side-street, on a cold day in Chicago, on a street I’d never been to, the message seemed anything but high-brow.
The moral of the story; intrigue is good sometimes, but other times it can get you into trouble.