Dan S. Wang has shared some incredible video footage of an IVAW mud stenciling action in Madison, Wisconsin that took place on March 17th, 2010 – the anniversary date of the bombing of Baghdad. Aaron Hughes, along with Madison IVAW chapter members Todd Dennis and Nathan Toth, placed anti-war mud stencils at the front doors of military recruitment stations in Madison.
The video ends when the cops show up. Aaron Hughes led the talking, engaging the recruiters and the cop, who also happened to be a vet. The crew got away after leaving name and phone #s, but also taking the cop’s name and badge #.
Mud stenciling is a public/street art technique perfected by the Milwaukee artist Jesse Graves and has been used successful in campaigns by TAMMS Year Ten, Wisconsin Books to Prisoners, students groups, IVAW, and others.