True graffiti ‘artists’ need not hide their identities

Graffiti's rebellious messages not appreciated

Technology has become more important than art (Letters, Oct. 14)

Graffiti is not usually valued as high art when it is spray-painted on city surfaces. That’s when it becomes a public nuisance.

Much of the graffiti I’ve observed locally has no higher messages of rebellion against authority or the artistic expression to be gleaned.

It’s just a mess that has to be cleaned up at someone else’s expense.

If graffiti is to become acceptable, it needs to be created by artists who are not hooded men doing their work under the cover of darkness.

Brian Butterfield

Victoria