The Beauty of finding new ways to mark our existence
The answer is to do so by breaking the rules, finding a way to leave our marks, (I mean why not, it is already expected of us, right? So why not make the most of it) As a youth who actually did graffiti in her prime I can tell you that it is not just vandalism, however it does in fact exist, same as those who sell cheap knockoff designer bags on canal street. It is an art form that we created and embrace, while that does not necessarily mean that it is encourage by our elders we do it anyways. Why? Well, it is the same reason why our parents generation refused to follow their parents rules growing up, why my mother was considered a "hippie" back in your youth and why we look for approval in our peers instead of our parents growing up. Because, we want to make sure when we die our story does not die with us. That their is something left behind to say, "I WAS HERE"!
While it might not seem like it from just a glance, if one really stopped to look at the artwork displayed on the wall they would see the pain, passion, the story being told behind every artwork that is shown to the world. It is our jobs as the youth to pave the way for the upcoming generation, why should we be punished for our work of art? Is it just because it does not follow the status quo of what the older generation calls art? IS that fair to us as the youth?