Do you think graffiti could be considered a form of art therapy
Consider what you learned about art therapy in the beginning of this theme to answer the following question:
Create a post at least one paragraph in length that addresses this question. Keep in mind that from a grading perspective, there is no single correct answer. Respond from a particular social-scientific perspective (psychological, sociological, or anthropological). In your post, be sure to state the perspective you have chosen.
In response to your peers, explain whether you agree or disagree with their conclusions, and explain why.
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After much consideration, I feel like graffiti can be seen as art therapy; however, it would need to be under certain circumstances.
Graffiti has a negative connotation and meaning from a sociological point of view. When most people see graffiti, they think that the community is poor and that it is a sign of gang activity and it is unfortunately these misconceptions that lead to these types of stereotypes. Most of the time, these people are wrong in their assumptions and graffiti is more of a way of expressing. I feel as though if communities had a designated area for graffiti, then it would be much more beneficial and accepted by the community. Graffiti is a form of expression and can be considered art therapy because the artist is expressing their feelings through the art that ends up on the wall (or building). A story is being told and some communities have even used this form of art as a means of expressing political points of views.
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