Life has been changing a lot. Many accomplishments, and the road to happiness is going.
I have been stricken by an opinion as of late that I'd like to share.
People who pay taxes for public property, get arrested if they do graffiti art on it. It can even be a felony. People say it lowers property values, encourages crime, and kills babies. Not necessarily the last one, but it's just as far of a stretch. Gang taggers do those things. Respectable artists do not.
If someone's buying art supplies and working to do something respectable, they should have a place to do it. Artists have always been suppressed, but this is an entire genre of art that is commercially accepted and yet socially seen as disgusting.
What's the difference between a local artist putting graffiti art on a building and the company commissioning an artist to do it? Well, the company's preference. And do you see a difference between drawing with chalk on a sidewalk and tagging on it? The paint does fade. However, nobody thinks THAT is lowering property values or bringing crime. Especially in artistic neighborhoods, it encourages business. Cities put up their own art, and some even commission artists to do graffiti in particular neighborhoods.
Some cities have legal walls that are okay for graffiti art. This is an art that should not be seen as a crime. The people who put up gang tags are the ones to be targeted, not simply everyone who tags, especially if they're not damaging private property.
I'm going to put up some random pictures from around the internet.