Is graffiti considered art or vandalism?

Chastity Myers, Reporter

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Is graffiti considered art, or is it vandalism?

Art comes from people and how they want to express themselves in a non-vocal way. People tell stories about their struggles in life or challenges they have overcome. It makes them feel important. I believe graffiti can be art. There’s usually always a deeper meaning or message behind any form of art.

“It depends on where it is and what it represents,” said Kaylee Huss, class of 2021.

It is an opportunity for artist to express themselves, and I don’t think the artist should be punished for just being self-expresses and showing people who they are and where they come from.

“As long as you’re not drawing or painting on someone’s home or school of any other important buildings, the artist should be fine. I do understand why people may feel that graffiti is vandalism, I’m probably half and half because most of it is vandalism,” said Berania Maerigal, class of 2019.

People may write offensive and derogatory things, but not all graffiti is like that.

Even if you’re not a huge fan of art you can always respect and see the beauty of it.

What I gained through this is to not miss the little thing behind the art because that’s what the big picture is.