|Micromemphis: University District The Neighborhoods of the University of Memphis||
By: Bryan Heater \ MicroMemphis Reporter
Graffiti has become a very popular form of art and expressionism, particularly in the U.S. recently with the emergence of rap and the underground hip-hop scene in New York City. The art form spread quickly throughout all the major cities in the country and can now be found in various forms on the back of countless buildings, dumpsters and overpasses. Though considered to be vandalism when done without permission of a business owner or owner of an establishment, when done right it can be a masterful form of art that conveys the political and social ideas and views of the artist. In the University District of Memphis, there are many walls of buildings with art and graffiti that relate to the area and display differentiating ideals.