Graffiti is not art, because i define art differently. Art to me is something that invokes a response or emotion, which graffiti absolutely does, but its much more then that too. Art is also something that inspires us by showing us how to view the world in a different way. While graffiti does this graffiti fails on the final point. Art must increase the value or our experience in someway, and it must leave the world better off in someway then it originally found it. This is subjective, but in my opinion graffiti detracts from the experience and leaves the world more corrupted and tainted and less beautiful then it originally found it. The people who designed a park for example, where expressing themselves and creating a work of art, only to have their experience destroyed by the tagger. The building designer who spent countless hours to create something that not only fit into its surroundings but enhanced the world in some way as well. The building designer was creating art for us to enjoy, even if the intent to create art was not there. That experience in my opinion is corrupted and that work of art is harmed by a tagger, who we so ignorantly label an artist. bottom line to me, they may be expressing themselves, they may inspire others and show us a new way to look at it, but by corrupting and by detracting the world around us, and leaving the world worse off, the graffiti “artist”?! doesn’t get to hold the title of artist and instead they just get to hold the label of tagger. I can pee in snow in public and it may be really creative, but its still not art.