Another day, another defaced mural. This time it was a Sirron Norris mural on a garage door at 20th and Bryant streets.
Norris posted photos on Instagram. To rub salt in the wound, the tagger wrote “This is not art” over the mural.
We sent Norris an email and this is what he said:
“At this point, I don’t much care — nothing is safe anymore. It doesn’t matter if you write graffiti or paint a youth-based or community-based mural — it’s all up for grabs in this very disrespectful world we now live in. These kids, just like the Internet, have these anonymous passive-aggressive ways of being cruel and it sucks. But I accept it, and as an adult of 39 years, I can’t go around battling little kids.”