Years ago(2003?); an experimental mixed medium work of art.
Newspaper, acrylic paint, acrylic spray paint, pencil, black marker on canvas board. 18X24? At the time of creation, I invited people I knew to assist in applying nonsense graffiti onto the (See more)astrological planet symbol, Mercury. Does it look authentic? Or contrived? Or does it matter? The notion of graffiti as a tool to affect change is one thing, but graffiti as mere mindless defacement is quite another thing. How we see symbols and how symbols can invoke extreme emotional responses is an intriguing conundrum that humans have been dealing with for eons.
True to form, the piece was eventually destroyed. The original no longer exists.