“Graffiti or Art?” (Freewrite)

This was, once again, written in February 2015.

What draws the line between art and vandalism?
Where does art end, and vandalism begin?
Are the two even related?
Vandalism, as defined by the Merriam-Webster dictionary, is “action involving deliberate destruction of or damage to public or private property”.
Art, as defined by the same source, is “the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power”.

Graffiti doesn’t do destruction or damage to personal or public property. It doesn’t do permanent destruction. It can be removed, if you so wish. It is, as the definition suggests, it’s an expression.

Nature is considered “art” quite often, but what is your building to nature? Is your building vandalizing the art of nature? Art shows expression in the concrete jungle we live in today.

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