Our local Dawson Creek park has a tunnel high schoolers pose in for their senior portraits. Its interior is painted black, now flat black, so taggers can use chalk instead of spray paint. This gambit is only partially successful. Regardless, after a quick pressure wash and a fresh coat, it’s primed for more artwork.1
I found this set of hearts on a recent walk there with my dad.
Be Kind! Rewind!
Actually, I don’t know if:
- Chalk “tagging” is allowed
- The flat, black paint is merely an attempt to encourage already-illegal behavior to be less destructive, or
- Someone in facilities accidentally grabbed flat paint instead of the original, glossy black paint to cover over some earlier tags and people are taking advantage of the accidental chalkboard.