Public art has incredible social value, both intrinsic and extrinsic: It’s not just beautiful, but revolutionary, and we need art as a tool for communication and activism.
Humans have been making unsanctioned art for thousands of years. Even as they were commissioned to make fancy temple statues and beautiful textiles, they were carving graffiti in the public baths and making stealth installations. Art, as they say, is gonna art, and it’s gonna art wherever it wants, however it wants, depending on the […]
Fort Bragg has developed a bit of a vandalism problem in the last few years; I noticed when I moved back home that there seemed to be an uptick in pointless graffiti, paired with much handwringing in the pages of the Advocate, when the journalism is coherent enough to understand what people are actually saying. […]