Content Research-GraffitiWhat is graffiti?
Graffiti is writing, drawings or symbols which is applied on any surfaces without permission from the property owner. To create graffiti, vandals use a variety of materials, such as automotive car paint, spray paint, crayons and permanent ink.Etching surfaces is another way vandals destroy property. Graffiti can be doneanywhere, but some of the more popular area‘s are:
public and private buildings
Canada Post mailboxes
bridges and overpasses
public transit property and vehicles.
Is graffiti seen as art or a nuisance?
In January, at the request of Councilwoman Paula Lantz, painted over graffiti on aFreeman Shoe Store wall.At the heart of the matter is whether Castillo’s and others graffiti constitute art. Itscreators say it is art, but police say it is vandalism that other people don’t want to see.And the city doesn’t have regulations on what kind of public art, including murals,should be allowed or banned.