I remember when i first started painting graffiti, i would always get upset that people didn't consider an art form.. i think i fought and fought to prove that it was until one day.. i realized.. am I fighting a battle that is already over? I think part of me finally realized.. hey i'm still here trying to prove something that people already know.. and then.. i moved on. I just pushed my art forward and kept going. But of course there is still people, still generations, and still closed minded people who will still call it pure vandalism and not art.
"To Montgomery, the graffiti decorating the bridge and rocks is nothing like what you’d encounter in a gallery.
“It may be artistic, but it’s not art,” she said recently, peering down at the bridge from a neglected maintenance trail above Fountain Creek."
my friend recently sent me an article that ran in their local Colorado Springs paper about this big battle over graffiti. I understand there is points where the laws step in and deem it illegal and what not.. but just because it is illegal in some forms doesn't discount it as an art. I'm sure if this bridge wasn't near some sort of nature attraction these people wouldn't give two flips if it was a place where artists painted or not.. but because it's visible.. its wrong, and it isnt art. Meh.. to you people.. it doesn't seem worth my time anymore to sit there and argue with you whether what i do is art or not... i'll just keep doing what i do and move foward.. you can stay in your little box and complain to yourself.