October 30th, 2014
Categories: Art, Nature, Uncategorized
Some things need no enhancement—nature is one of them. In artnet.com Sarah Cascone wrote about a so-called artist who uses national parks as her canvas in “Street Art Comes to National Parks—Is It Vandalism?”
If you want to know the name of this person or what her “art” looks like you’ll have to link to Cascone’s article because I don’t want to give her name more publicity or “work,” which she signs “creepytings [sic], visibility. According to Cascone, “the National Park Service has launched a vandalism investigation since defacing or damaging national park property is a federal misdemeanor punishable by jail time.”
Cascone continued: “In her travels this year, ________[the artist] has left her unwanted graffiti art in at least 10 national parks, including Yosemite National Park in California, Crater Lake National Park in Oregon, and Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado. ___[the artist] has taken down her photos from Instagram. On her Tumblr, ___[the artist] admitted ‘i dun fucked uuuuuuup,’ while defending herself against critics she accused of ‘mansplaining.’” Mansplaining refers to a condescending tone and choice of words some men use when explaining something to a woman.
Cascone credits Modern Hiker for breaking the story: Good for them!
When it comes to art, do you think “anything goes?” Does this woman’s act fall under “freedom of expression?” Do you think that she should be made to remove the acrylic paint she used to deface rocks in national parks? Should she serve jail time?