August 6, 2010
December 8, 2008
March 5, 2012
April 13, 2012
There should be EXTREME consequences for tagging period – especially on murals and pieces of art. Somebody knows who the individual is by his tag – there should be a team of investigators that takes this seriously, makes arrests, and ensures prosecution for these crimes. Tagging is thought of as a low level street crime but it demonstrates a general feeling of lawlessness in our community. Unfortunately this is closely related to the lax enforcement of the laws that are not being enforced in the transient encampments. 'Nobody is paying attention so we can do what we want. Nobody respects this neighborhood so why should we?'
April 29, 2010
July 27, 2010
October 25, 2010
This looks bad and I cannot imagine anyone but a fool having done it However, the risk of this happening was significant.
Graffitti covers the walls of the stairways from the ground floor to the roof of St. Peter's in Rome. Tagging is just an continuation of the same behavior. Whether it's wall art on a building or fancy tag art on a the wall of a flood control channel somebody is going to want to tag it, sooner or later. Defacing wall paintings in our megalopolis is not new and it's not likely to stop anytime, soon.
In addition to vandalism, paintings on walls are vulnerable to weathering, damage to the buildings, and the eventual end of the structure's useful life. It might look good but it's on media that cannot be expected to endure indefinitely.
February 11, 2010