The Defacement Of Art
My painting features a man, a “city worker”, painting a brick wall white. The brick wall he is painting presents a graffiti angel. This angel seems to be trying to fly, but at the same time pulled down slightly by some unseen force. The words “freedom of expression” are scrawled alongside the angel. This scene represents my feelings that the city stunts the artistic expression of graffiti artists, even when the work is non-threatening. I chose an angel as an expression of peace and beauty as well as strength and freedom. The painter painting over the angel is meant to signify to the viewer that this is a form of censorship. These pieces may be construed as vandalism but they represent artistic freedom, and therefore there should be different laws in place to deal with graffiti art.