Originally graffiti referred to the inscriptions on the walls of prehistoric cave dwellings. The word graffiti has also been used to refer to the inscriptions or figure drawings in the Catacombs of Rome. Today graffiti refers to the images or scratching of any kind found on random property usually without the property owners permission.
Graffiti is surrounded by controversy that create disagreements with the graffitists, property owners and city officials. Graffiti has many different aspects and is a growing art form.
I came across a building covered in graffiti murals on my was to the Houston Museum of Fine Art.
What is your take on graffiti as an art form? Is graffiti prevalent in your city or neighborhood?