|Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 3):|
I think there is a time and a place for graffiti in the community
Exactly. The city has declared the walls of a short underpass quite close to my building "free for graffiti". And what can I say, now that the sprayers can take their time, their "paintings" are much, much nicer to look at. I'd consider those a form of art.
Then there's one wall I discovered just yesterday, it's at the botanical garden of my uni and is covered by one large (sanctioned, obviously) graffiti painting which makes the formerly grey wall look much better. That one's a work of art as well.
I even see the point some sprayers may have - which is uglier, a large boring grey wall or a large wall covered in a painting somebody actually put an effort into? I'll go for the painting IF
it's well done.
However, I don't have any respect for those sprayers who "tag" foreign property with thousands and thousands of reiterations of their "artist" names, just for the sake of being a nuisance to others. Really, I don't care if "Zebo" or "Flix" was there! I have no more respect for those than I have for a dog peeing on a tree marking its territory.
Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.