A Protected Canvas

by Davies Hood, Executive VP, Induron Coatings

The Birmingham News recently ran an editorial entitled “’Art’ is not beauty when it is splashed across someone else’s canvas.”

This article addresses the respect of private property and other people’s rights with regard to what is widely considered a good, grassroots message. You see, a local group of “artists” has taken it upon themselves to “tag” several different structures throughout the greater Birmingham area with the statement “You Are Beautiful.” The intention behind this message is to remind each of us that we are beautiful in some regard and that even though times are tough, each of us has value. This message in and of itself is a message that should be sung from the mountaintops. However, the artists recently spilled paint on cars near a “tagged” apartment building. The cost to remove the paint from this private property was approximately $4,000.  Continue reading