This was a beautiful mural telling the story of our states history until a street “artist” decided to blazon his, or her, tag across the painting.
You’ve got to wonder if moments after wrecking this unique work of art this anonymous tagger stood back and proclaimed his pride at a job well done-
A job well done!
Why in the world would anyone take the time to deface another’s property with his or her signature?
What glory do fellow taggers bestow when they see this mark of the revolutionary across a community centers roof?
Do taggers get to walk at the head of the parade of street urchins, waving spray paint cans aloft, while eager spectators cheer wildly over their artistic accomplishments, as they pass by clutching their falling down baggy pants?
Is there a blog site where they show your work?
Do they Tweet their victories to fellow artists?
Is there a magazine we can buy showing their portfolios?
Is the Frye Art Museum highlighting their work?
Is their work on Facebook, You Tube or My Space?
Can we shower them with hugs and kisses, accepting that anything they act out on, or dream up in that cocked little brain of theirs, is fine with all the rest of us?
Perhaps, on further reflection, it is time to bring back the stocks so we can pass by them, stopping only to hurl an aged Boston cream pie in their artistic face.
That would be okay, wouldn’t it, fellow artist?