First of all, I appreciate art. I am a photographer. I'm also a fan of Bansky. I've seen plenty of graffiti that I think is well done.
Just because the Brooksbrae Factory isn't in the same league as the Washington Monument doesn't mean that it doesn't deserve to be protected from vandalism. The Brooksbrae plant is important as it gives historians context and insight into the early 20th century industry in the Pinelands.
What you're arguing - how the graffiti enhances the ruins - is purely subjective. YOU hold that opinion, yet you rail against us "old heads" (I'm 35, hardly an old head) for our own subjective opinions. The thing is, though, that our opinions are backed up by science and historical preservation techniques.
How would you feel if someone came over, tagged the side of your house, and then told you that you were being selfish that you didn't like it because "It's art, man."
I will tell you what: I'd be happy to meet you at Pasadena and you can take me around the ruins and enlighten me as to what graffiti there is "artistic." Is it all of the people spray painting their area codes?
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Pasadena isn't your house buddy, so youre going to have to think harder to try to make some sense of that statement. Historians don't have much else to learn from watching bricks rot in the woods. and yes, I was just at Pasadena and the artwork was beautiful and interesting. sorry you don't own the ruins, people will continue to add to the artwork. tough life, ben.View attachment 4309
are you not making the same judgment about art then? and why are you so fixated on my age? I am actually a 22 year old woman and I can make whatever decision I please. The paint will fade, paint isn't hurting anything. It will soon be gone. I have been there numerous times and the paint always fades away whether or not people paint over it. unless you plan on being the pine barrens police, you should make peace with the artists. I really expected better from a 35 year old boy than to throw profanities around and to go whine about how horrible I am on facebook. its just paint. take a breath. its just paint...