Letter: Imaginative art
Re “Graffiti artist has brush with the law on I-393” (Monitor Local & State page,
A bit over a week ago, a friend and I were hiking by the river and came upon the impressive graffiti under the highway bridge. It is an obscure place, and I doubt that many have had the pure fun of examining them close up. We did.
I didn’t see him at work, but wish I might have been there, although it would have presented some ethical choices that I am happy to have avoided. The painting was done with skill and imagination and certainly didn’t endanger the bridge or threaten traffic.
I admit that I don’t like “SpongeBob,” but it wasn’t there yet.
I am sorry to hear that we feel compelled to punish these young artists instead of giving them a more socially acceptable vent for their talent. Any chance? How about public spaces and prizes?