Homer Alaska - Letters

Story last updated at 4:22 PM on Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Graffiti: a different interpretation

It is with sincere gratitude that I thank Jo Going for her courageous letter.

I also appreciate Michael Armstrongs article on the graffiti that appeared in many places in town two weeks ago. In my opinion he missed a crucial point. When I saw the vandalized art wall, I wondered, What has just happened in our community to prompt this?

Graffiti can be a direct response to the sense of silence ... in response to trauma. I dont condone defacing property. There are times it is necessary to say, acknowledge publicly, when something has happened.

What was this youth saying that may have a different interpretation than those offered by Armstrong? What has happened that could trigger this outcry?

With deep respect,

Debi Poore


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